Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case


    Beginning of the 20th century

    Silver, steel; blueing, casting, presswork, gilding, painted enamel, cloisonne enamel

    9.5 x 7.0 x 1.6 cm

    Marks: on onlays - tee with alloy mark "84" (illegible)


    Blued steel rectangular cigarette case, with rounded sides, with two compartments: for cigarettes (large) and for matches (small, on the front side), with two hinged lids. Onlay silver parts, forming monogram "JL", the order of St. Stanislaus and a fragment of the musical stuff are on the top hinged lid. The hinged lid on the front side has a special plate for ignition. An aperture for a wick is in the rear lid of the cigarette case. Such onlay decorative details and inscriptions on the cigarette case should remind the owner of the anniversary, experiences, friends, wishes of success, etc.