All rectangular, with hinged covers and gilt interiors; the first, chased and engraved with tax bands over a moiré ground; the second, engraved with a Russian inscription 'Moris Melikov' and tobacco tax bands; the third, chased and engraved overall to simulate woodgrain and tax bands, all marked throughout
758 in. (19.3 cm.) long, and smaller
58.38 oz. (1,816 gr.)
The third box: Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 27 October 1992, lot 55.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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