Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Lady’s cigarette case

    Lady’s cigarette case

    Russia, Saint Petersburg


    Köchly Frédéric

    Gold, rough diamonds, sapphires; trueing, cutting

    9.6 х 5.6 х 1.4 cm

    Marks: F*K"; St. Petersburg District Assay office with alloy "56"


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with a snap shutter. The surface of the cigarette case is decorated with the pattern imitating hammer work- SEPTEMBER // 1875 - 1885". The cigarette-holding strips are decorated with a cut presentation inscription reading "17th September. 1875-1885”. The lock buttons are ornated with sapphire and rose-cut diamond in smooth bezel settings.