Russian Silver Cigar Case

Konstantin Skvortsov
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reference number: RS_030



length: 13.8 cm

maker’s mark: Cyrillic initials K.S. for Konstantin Skvortsov

assay mark of Moscow, 1908-1917

silver standard: 84 zolotnik


Sale: Sotheby’s New York, 13 December 1991, lot 193


A silver cigar case with a cabochon-cut blue stone push-piece. The case is repoussé and chased with a scene of the Baba Yaga tale: a troika and two peasants proceeding through a forest in midst of a witches’ Sabbath, surrounded by demons, Baba Yaga on a broom, and an owl.

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