Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Violin shaped snuffbox

    Violin shaped snuffbox

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    late 19th century

    Henrik Wigström workshop, Fabergé firm

    Gold, enamel; Guilloche, embossing

    1.6 х 4.75 х 11.1 cm, 125 gr

    Marks: C. Faberge's firm, maker's mark "HW"; gold alloy "56", two Venice import marks


    Finely crafted snuffbox of two-colour gold with enamel décor, with two compartments and two hinged lids. Violin shaped guilloche panels with wavy ornamentation, repeating the shape of the snuffbox, framed by a dark blue enamel line are on the lids. Edging with chased foliate ornament and burgundy enamel cabochons. The case is decorated with guilloche wavy ornament.