Elite Decorative Arts Holiday Sale - December 10, 2011
Lot 80 - ENAMELED RUSSIAN SILVER 1 FINGER CIGAR TUBE
Antique Russian enameled silver 1 finger cigar tube. Has Imperial coat of arms to side with chased floral designs. Has red pinstripe guilloche enamel. It is rumored that these cigar tubes were used for passing Imperial bribes. Holds 84 silver purity mark with town, assayer marks and cyrillic workmaster marks. Measures 7 5/8" length (19.3cm). Total weight of 159 grams. Pre-Sale estimate $1200-$1500.