Russia, St. Petersburg
late 19th century
Silver, sapphires, ruby; casting, presswork, gilding
8.4 x 5.2 x 1.2 cm
Marks: "ФАБЕРЖЕ"; "М*П"; St. Petersburg city mark with alloy "88"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with bevelled sides, consists of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with two thumb ramps. The textured, fine-cut surface of the cigarette case is decorated with silver onlay with white enamel inserts with a monogram under the count's crown. Thumb ramps are decorated with oval sapphire and ruby cabochons.