Russia, St. Petersburg
Gold, sapphires, diamonds; casting, presswork, chasing
9.7 х 7.4 х 1.7 cm
Tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office 1908-1917 with alloy number "56"
Rectangular cigarette case made of yellow gold, with rounded sides, a hinged lid and a thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface imitates the nugget texture. An imperial crown made of red gold, ornated with rose cut diamond inserts is on the hinged lid external side left corner. The thumb ramp is decorated with an oval sapphire-cabochon insert in a smooth, bezel setting. This cigarette case is attributed to the category of official imperial gifts, bestowed by the Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty.