I have just purchased a desktop letter holder from the 13th Artel, I have no doubt that it's original, correct style and hallmarks
The item is 380mm x 270mm, red silk interior, on four legs, the legs are all hallmarked with 13th Artel, and duty stamp.
Within the letter holder there is a letter, it's in old Russian, I believe that the letter is singing the praise for the new Director/Manager of a factory
My question relates to whom it belonged to.
The surname on the front is Kirillovich, I think but not 100% sure first name is Alexander would anyone know if this person could possible be related to Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich (bit of a long shot but would be nice )