Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Сigarette case

    Сigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Silver; enamel over filigree, painted enamel, repousse, gilding

    10.3 x 7.4 x 1.9 cm

    Marks: "ИЖ"; tee of Moscow District Assay office 1908-1917 with alloy mark "84"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. The top lid is decorated with an enamel picture of a forest landscape with a deer walking along the water, placed in a small trapezium-shaped frame. The image is framed with floral and geometric patterns on coloured enamel over filigree background. A similar ornament, but with the image of a trellis grid in trapezium-shaped frame, adorns the bottom lid of the cigarette case. Strips of floral-geometric ornament on light enamel background are located along the edge of both lids. Blue oval cabochon in the smooth bezel setting is on the shutter button. A cigarette case is made in the Neo-Russian style. The enamels colour range is based on the combination of white, yellow, blue, navy-blue, green, lilac, orange, red and pink tints.