last quarter of the 19th century
Silver, enamel; stained-glass enamel, enamel over filigree, repousse, gilding
10.0 х 6.6 х 1.6 см
Marks: "P. Ovchinnikov", two-headed eagle; "P.O; Moscow coat of arms with silver alloy "84"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. Both lids are decorated in the technique of stained enamel - with compositions depicting birds (swans and a pheasant on one flap, a parrot - on the other). The compositions are located on the background of flowers and herbs. The edges of both lids are framed by geometric ornament filigree belts comprised of zigzags and rings, filled with multi-coloured enamel. There is a silver knob.