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 hinge, with 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.