DescriptionBrown Agate Cigarette Case with Diamond Double-Headed Eagle
20th century, unmarked
With rounded corners, the case of translucent, lightly banded agate applied with a Russian-style Imperial eagle set with single-cut diamonds and a tear-drop shaped cabochon ruby, mounted in silver (one diamond missing), its claws clutching a gold orb and scepter, fitted with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece-3 1/2 in. long
For a cigarette case of similar inspiration formerly in the Frank Sinatra Collection, see Christies, New York, December 1, 1995, lot 54.
St. Petersburg Shop, Paris
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