Bibelotslondon Ltd is a UK registered company based in London Bridge dealing in ephemera and curiosities from Britain and around the world. Our diverse inventory is carefully chosen and constantly evolving. We work very hard to offer the highest quality works at competitive prices.Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability. We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector's world. Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel beautiful, meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest. The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time.
Very fine antique Karelian Birch cigarette case made for a Russian prince or princess, with an applied silver princely crown and original cord, and vesta case signed Appay of Paris in gold on the inside. Karelian birch is one of the most distinctive and rare woods in the world. Although birch is grown all over Finland, its the unique soils of the small area of Karelia that give it its beautiful grain. Recognised by Finnish craftsmen in the 18th century, the birch burr has been used for the worlds most covetable items ever since.Size: 12 x 8 cm approx. Photos form part of the description. The item "Antique Russian Imperial Prince Karlelian Birch Cigarette Case by Appay Paris" is in sale since Monday, March 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in london.
This item can be shipped worldwide.