Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case [in the box]

    Cigarette case [in the box]

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    Late 19th century

    A.M. Neumann silverware workshop

    Silver, sapphires; carving, gilding

    8.5 х 5.5 х 1.8 см

    Marks: "AN", mark of St. Petersburg District Assay office with alloy mark "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. Smooth surfaces of the cigarette case lids are decorated with carved images and inscriptions. A lion and monogram "WS" are on one lid; "FROM", a crown, a monogram "ER", "ХMAS 1901" are on the other. The lock is decorated with two sapphire cabochons inserts.