Russia, St. Petersburg
Ivan Britzen gold and silverware workshop "Russian enamel"
Silver, diamonds; guilloche enamel, champlevé enamel, lathing, gilding
8.8 x 5.6 x 1.2 cm
Marks: "И.Б."; tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office 1908-1917 with alloy mark "88"; "88"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides, a hinged lid with a thumb ramp. The surface of the cigarette case is covered with transparent blue enamel over guilloche background; narrow stripes of white enamel underline the cigarette case edges. The thumb ramp is decorated with a narrow crescent-shaped strip with small rose-cut diamonds.