Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Сigarette case

    Сigarette case

    Russia, Kiev


    Bril and Gershman firm

    Gold, sapphire; presswork

    8.8 x 5.2 x 10 cm

    Marks; "БРИЛЬ и ГЕРШМАНЪ"; tee of Kiev District Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy mark "56"


    Gold rectangular cigarette case, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. The surface of the cigarette case is textured, corrugated, called the "groove" surface at the beginning of the 20th century. The shutter button is decorated with a round insert of a sapphire-cabochon in a smooth, bezel setting.