Russian Metal Artworks

Matchbox with integrated ashtray

    Matchbox with integrated ashtray

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Bolin firm

    Silver, crystal; faceting, casting, forge-rolling, chasing

    .6 x 14.5 x 9.4 cm

    Marks: “BOLIN”, “W.A. BOLIN”; tee and certification mark of Moscow district Assay office in 1908-1917


    Matchbox with integrated rectangular crystal “diamond cutfaceted ashtray in silver rimming. Rectangular silver matchbox on the feet in the Historism style. The ashtray rim is ornamented with laurel wreath belt with intertwined ribbons. Matchbox smooth surface is adorned with a laurel wreath in the center; feet are in the form of stylized acanthus leaves.