Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Silver, paper; presswork, casting, chasing, gilding

    7.8 х 11.0 х 1.7 сm

    Marks: "IF"; tee of Moscow District Assay office 1899-1908 with alloy number "84"

    Silver rectangular cigarette case, with two compartments - for cigarettes and for matches, with two hinged lids and a hinged rear side. The cigarette case top lid, that is above the cigarette compartment, is decorated at the corners with onlayed floral ornamentation and oblique located inscription: "A.E. and V.O. SIPUNOV ". A gilded flap plate is under it. Two oval medallions with glass covered photos of a man and a woman are on it. A special plate for ignition is on the front side of the lid. An aperture for the wick is in the back-folding rear side of the cigarette case.