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Antique Russian Silver Novelty Trompe-lâOeil Box for Cuban Cigars

Antique Russian Silver Novelty Trompe-l’Oeil Box for Cuban Cigars

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1920: Item # 1427092

Please refer to our stock # BT372 when inquiring.
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
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1050 Second Ave, Gallery 57
New York, NY 10022

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Listed Price $7,950.00
Russian 875 silver novelty cigar box, ca 1910. Rectangular with flat and hinged cover. Trompe l’oeil wood panels with realistic grain and tax stamps. Based on the packaging of the very real Julian Alvarez in Havana, whose brand was La Flor de Henry Clay. Alvarez was a prize-winning exhibitor at world’s fairs, and his famous smoke was immortalized by Kipling in the line “There’s calm in a Henry Clay”. Gilt-washed interior. Stamped AP and second Kokoshnik mark, which was implemented in 1908. Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 7/8 x D 4 1/4 in. Heavy weight: 21 troy ounces. #BT372