Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Сigarette case

    Сigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Rückert, Friedrich workshop

    Silver, sapphire; filigree enamel, painted enamel, amalgam, gilding

    8.4 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm

    Marks: "Ф.Р."; tee of Moscow District Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy mark "88"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. Cigarette case halves are decorated with painted enamel over filigree ornament of various triangles, drops, curls, stylized rosettes and abstract figures in the Neo-Russian style on blue mottled background and supplemented with amalgam. The snap shutter button is decorated with oval insert of sapphire-cabochon. The enamels colour range is based on the combination of blue, gray, white, black, emerald, yellow-green and light orange tints.