Russia, St. Petersburg
last quarter of the 19th century
Silver; champlevé enamel
10.1 х 5.7 х 2.2 сm
Marks: "OM"; City of St. Petersburg with alloy number "84"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, parcel gilded with two compartments for cigarettes (large compartment) and matches (small, on the front side), with two hinged lids, one of which with a special plate for ignition. The smooth surface of the cigarette case is decorated with the monogram "TT" and signature "Thyra", which belonged to the Danish Princess Tire (29.09.1853 - 26.02.1933) - the youngest daughter of the King of Denmark Christian IX, the sister of the Russian Empress Maria Feodorovna (the wife of the Emperor Alexander III). There is an aperture for the wick and an attached chain on the cigarette case rear side.