Russian silver gilt and niello cigarette case by Khlebnikov. The case complete with extensive niello decoration throughout with a contemporary monogram to one side and the other side with a large Russian building, silver-gilt interior with original straps, excellent clasp and hinge. The inside with hallmarks; 84 Russian Passant (Moscow 1900-1926) Russian Cyrillic хлъбниковъ (Khlebnikov) and CB
- Russian silver fineness is measured in zolotniks. There are 96 zolotniks to the Russian pound. 84 zolotniks corresponds to 875 parts per 1000 silver whereas sterling silver has 926 parts per 1000 silver.
- Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal.
Condition: Very good, very minor use wear to the strap and age related wear.
Measurements: 10.2cm H x 8.5cm W x1.9cm D
Weight: 160 grams