Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case



    Symphonion Musikwerke

    Silver; enamel over filigree, repousse, filigree, gilding

    9.0 x 7.2 x 1.0 cm

    Illegible master's mark; tee in 1899-1908 with silver alloy "84"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a silver button in the snap shutter. Both lids are decorated with a multicolored enamelled ornament in the Russian style over filigree background. Lozenges with round medallions at the ends are in both lids’ centers. A stylized foliate ornament comprised of a multi-petalled floral rosette surrounded by curls and filigree stems with leaves is inside and around the lozenges. The lids’ edges are ornated with the strips of polychrome teardrop-like curls on coloured enamel background and filigree rings with blue enamel on the repousse background. A carved inscription in German is on the inner side of one of the lids: "Unserem lieben Freund / Oskar / zum 50 Geburstag / Elis, Paul, Jerge / berlin 2.7.23". Enamels colour scheme is based on the combination of navy, blue, turquoise, white, yellow-brown, pale lilac and green shades.