Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    Late 1880s

    A.Treyden workshop

    Gold, sapphires; plique-a-jour enamel, presswork, carving

    9.3 х 6.2 х 1.2 cm

    Marks: "А.Т"; St. Petersburg municipal mark with alloy number "56"


    Gold rectangular cigarette case, comprised of with two compartments: for cigarettes (large compartment) and for matches (small, on the front side), with two hinged lids, one with the special plate for ignition. The entire surface of the cigarette case, including its lateral sides is decorated with belts of leaves, fancy flowers and rosettes made in the technique of multicoloured plique-a-jour enamel (window) enamel. A thumb ramp on the top lid is decorated with an oval sapphire-cabochon insert. An aperture with wick is in the cigarette case rear side. The engraved inscriptions are inside the compartment for cigarettes: "Bjorn // 27 Lept. 1947 // Mor i Tar", "Bjoriner", "Ива [...] р: 30го Авг: // 1892".