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
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects