Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Moscow

    circa 1890

    Gustav Klingert gold and silverware factory

    Silver; champlevé enamel, gilding, engraving

    9.2 х 5.2 х 1.1 cm

    Marks: "GK"; Moscow municipal mark with alloy "84"; coat of arms of Moscow; "84", "ЛО"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter and a button. The surface of the cigarette case is decorated with white-blue-red geometric carpet ornaments made of six-sided rosettes resembling cell-honeycombs in the technique of champlevé enamel. The engraved initials and date are on the lid inner surface: "М.К.С. // 1912"