Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Karl Albrekht gold and silverware factory

    10.3 х 6.5 х 1.7 сm

    Marks: "K.A."; St. Petersburg city mark with alloy "56"


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides, with two compartments - for cigarettes (large compartment) and matches (the small one), with two hinged lids. The cigarette case smooth surface is decorated with reproduced signatures in Cyrillic: "Pavel", "Sergei", "Ella" on the top lid. The engraved fragment of the notes phrase is on the bottom. The date: "December 24, 1886" is engraved on the lid inner surface. An aperture with a wick and attached chain are on the cigarette case rear side. The reproduced facsimile signatures belong to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905), his wife Elizabeth Feodorovna (1864-1918) and his brother, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919).