Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Moscow

    Early 1920s

    Mikhail Tarasov (?) silverware workshop

    Silver; casting, presswork, chasing, engraving, gilding

    11.2 x 9.0 x 1.2 cm

    Marks:"МТ"; tee of the Moscow District Assay office 1908- 1917 with alloy mark "84"; "ГУМ"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consists of two equal parts connected by hinge, with a snap shutter. The surface of the top lid is decorated with a relief composition comprised of the Soviet state symbols: a shawl with the engraved portrait of Lenin, tied to two sickles, over the background of ears, five-pointed stars, sickle and hammer. A rectangular tablet with a presentation inscription in Cyrilic: “тов. Зиновьеву Г.В // от соратников по партии // 7. X 1922” (to comrade Zinoviev G.V. // from the party friends // 7. X 1922). The lock button is decorated with red oval cabochon in the smooth, bezel setting.