Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Saint Petersburg (?)


    Silver, lapis lazuli; "en plein" enamel, gilding

    10.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 сm

    Marks:"ХМ"; tee of St. Petersburg (?) District Assay office 1899-1908 with alloy mark "84" (illegible)


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded corners, consists of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with a silver button on the snap shutter. The top lid of the cigarette case is decorated with the composition depicting a spider in the web in the form of lapis lazuli cabochon among leaves and flowers over blue background. A strip of foliage ornament frames the lid edge. The bottom lid is decorated with multi-scale lilac-coloured enamel cells. The cigarette case is decorated in the Art Nouveau style.