Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Gold, diamonds, sapphires; casting, presswork

    9.6 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm

    Marks: "АЛ", certification mark and tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office 1908-1917 with alloy mark "56"


    Gold rectangular cigarette, with rounded sides, with a hinged lid and a thumb ramp. The corrugated surface of the cigarette case with a pattern in the form of alternating triangles of yellow and pink gold is decorated with an onlay image of a double-headed eagle under the crown, augmented with inserts of rose-cut diamonds. The thumb ramp is decorated with an oval insert of sapphire-cabochon.