Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Jewellery workshop of Vladimir Finikov

    Gold, steel, ruby; blueing, stamping, carving

    8.7 х 5.2 х 1.2 cm

    Mark: "BФ"; St. Petersburg assay mark with alloy "56"


    Gold rectangular cigarette case, with rounded corners and sides, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shuttter. The cigarette case lids’ surface is covered with a thin corrugated blued steel plate. The button lock is decorated with an insert of a ruby-cabochon in bezel setting. A carved inscription is inside the cigarette case: "31, 1889".