Silver, amethyst; filigree enamel, painted enamel, repousse
10.6 x 6.7 x 1.8 cm
Marks: "Ф.Р."; tee of Moscow District Assay office 1899-1908 with alloy mark "88"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. The top lid is decorated with enamel image of the Russian winter bear hunt scene, placed in a small pentagonal frame. The image is framed with floral and geometric ornaments on repousse coloured enamel background. A similar ornament, but with an image of a flower rosette in the pentagonal frame adorns the bottom lid. Strips of foliage-geometric ornament on light enamel background are along the edges of both lids. An oval insert amethyst is on the thumb ramp. A cigarette case is made in the Neo-Russian style. The enamels colour scheme is based on the combination of white, yellow, blue, navy-blue, green, lilac, reddish-brown and pink tints.