Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Silver Cigarette Case – Russia, 19th Century – Hebrew Dedication from 1920/1921

Opening: $300
Sold for: $475
Including buyer's premium
Cigarette case depicting the Bronze Horseman statue in Saint Petersburg. Russia, 19th century. Engraved "Mordechai Shmuel Ben Milkah" (Hebrew); dedication from 1920/1921.
Engraved silver (marked); niello.
The case depicts the Bronze Horseman, the St. Petersburg statue of Peter the Great standing in the Senate square on the left bank of the Bolshaya Neva, framed by niello-work foliate pattern.
The owner's name, "Mordechai Shmuel Ben Milkah", is engraved in Hebrew on the side of the case. Engraved Hebrew year, 5681 [1920/1921], in a cartouche on verso.
7.5X12 cm. Good condition. Several scratches and wear. Cloth and leather lining worn and fraying at edges.
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects