Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    last quarter of the 19th century

    Silver; repousse, champlevé enamel, gilding

    11.0 x 6.2 x 2.6 cm

    Marks:"А.Б"; mark of St. Petersburg with alloy mark "88"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consists of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. The surface of the cigarette case is decorated with the images of ladybugs (red, yellow, green, blue) and trefoils in the technique of champlevé enamel over repousse background. A silver knob is on the snap shutter.