Russian Metal Artworks

Box for cigarettes or cigars

    Box for cigarettes or cigars

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    Fabergé firm

    Silver; presswork, chasing, casting, gilding

    6.5 х 20.5 х 12.1 cm

    Marks: “К.ФАБЕРЖЕ”, two-headed eagle – Russian Empire coat of arms; mark of the Imperial Court supplier, tee and certification mark of Moscow District Assay Department of 1908-1917; alloy number “84”


    Rectangular silver box, gilded inside, with the hinged lid and thumb ramp. The box is decorated in the Neoclassic style with frieze of palmettas and lotus flowers (the sides) and with stylized Lictor’s rod of interwoven ribbons (the lid).