Rare Polish silver and GOLD cigarette case made in Russia 1908, stamped + owner’s ID
For your viewing is a nice silver cigarette case with gold and silver shields on it. The inscription is in Polish. But cigarette case made in Russia in 1908-1917 – you can see two Russian maker marks – KM (for author) and 84 (for silver). KiM stands for KRUPSKI I MATULEWICZ. The firm of Wladyslaw Krupski and Jan Matulewicz had there shop at ul. Leszczynska 12. Warszsawa. The other Russian silver marks (84) would point to it being made before Poland regained its Independence in 1918. The case belonged to Tomaszewski Wladislaus and bought from his family. For now I know more 2 names on this cigarette case: Mietek Kac and Szymek Katz (Jews) – both of them were in Ghetto in Warsaw during WW2 – please look at here. You can continue research and you can find more information about the name of the persons on this cigarette case. As you know you can find a silver cigarette case but very rare the case with gold shields, with document of owner, and with history of name on it.
The item is from a private collection.
The size of cigarette case is 90 x 84 mm, weight is 158 grams.
Estimate price: $4000 – $4500.
Guarantee: I am not a licensed dealer and can not give you Certificate of Authenticity. For this purpose I give to all of my clients 5 days for inspecting the item – the item can be returned for any reason for a full refund (minus shipping costs, paypal or bank transfer fee…).
SKU: # 5539