MO 63.1305
Maker unknown
Moscow, Russia
Silver, gold, niello
Rectangular silver and gold humidor decorated in niello. Each side of the box depicts a significant Russian building. The top of the box depicts the Kremlin superimposed over the Moscow University (which are quite distant from each other in reality). The front, right and back of the box depict different buildings within the walls of the Kremlin. The left side depicts Moscow City Hall.
This humidor was presented to President John F. Kennedy by Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the USSR (1958–64), during their meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 4, 1961.
Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the USSR (1958–64)
Donated to the United States