Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case "War of 1914-1917"

    Cigarette case "War of 1914-1917"

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Faberge firm

    Silver; presswork, gilding

    9.0 х 5.5 х 1.8 сm

    Marks: "Faberge", "KF"; tee of St. Petersburg District Assay administration 1908-1917 with alloy number "88"; Inv No "24959"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case with rounded corners and sides, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge. A relief image of a double-headed eagle - the state emblem of the Russian Empire in round medallion is on the top lid; the inscription is beneath: "WAR / 1914 * 1915/1916 * 1917 / K. FABERGE". Two inscriptions are on the bottom lid - a bill of lading (illegible) and engraved inscription: "To a nice cozy boy // as a memory from a friend" // Mura // 23/2/18 ".