Cigarette case with Cyrillic inscription: “ТАБАКЪ КУРИТЕЛЬНЫЙ”

    Cigarette case with Cyrillic inscription: “ТАБАКЪ КУРИТЕЛЬНЫЙ”

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Silver; presswork, carving, gilding, niello

    11.7 x 6.6 x 21.1 cm

    Mark of unknown craftsman “ИА”; tee of Moscow city assay office, initials of assay master Vasily Petrov “ ВП” above the date “1884”; alloy “84”; Moscow city coat of arms; Moscow city mark with alloy “84”


    Silver cigarette case, gilded inside with rounded sides and corners; comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with snap shutter. The cigarette case surface simulates a wicker cigar box, the top and base with shaped conforming chased and engraved panels, with a simulated horizontal cigar tax band with Cyrillic inscriptions, front side with protruding push set release. Silver button is in the snap shutter.