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Cigarette Case

1899-1909

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

In pierced plique-à-jour enamel on both sides of the case is a Russian crowned, double-headed eagle in pierced plique-à-jour enamel set on a finely stippled ground. They are enameled in wine red, orange, green, blue, and ochre. The shields on their breasts are decorated with foliage. Each side of the case is bordered by rows of white enamel drops, resembling pearls. The density of the decorative designs appears to be characteristic of Liubavin's enamels.

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  • Title: Cigarette Case
  • Creator: Alexander Benedictovich Liubavin
  • Date Created: 1899-1909
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Workmaster: Alexander Benedictovich Liubavin
  • Provenance: Acquired by Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C.; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
  • Object Type: cigarette cases; boxes
  • Medium: silver gilding, plique-à-jour and opaque filigree enamel
  • Inscriptions: [Marks] On edge of rim: kokoshnik left, 88, Ya.IL [Translation] Jacob Iakov Lyapunov, St. Petersburg assay master; [Maker's mark] Liubuvin with Imperial warrant
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: H: 13/16 x W: 4 1/8 x D: 3 1/4 in. (2 x 10.4 x 8.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Enamels
  • Accession Number: 44.979

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