Russian Silver Enamel Cigarette Case ca. 1875

Russian silver enamel cigarette case decorated throughout with ornate scrollwork and floral motifs. Impressed along the interior with the following marks: maker’s mark of Ivan Khlebnikov; 88 zolotnik, Moscow; assay mark of Aggey Grigoryevich Svechin, 1875; a seal; unidentified maker’s mark along the lip. Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Height: 4 1/2 in x width: 2 3/4 in x depth: 1 in. Gross weight: 213.9 g.