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 hinge, with snap shutter. The top lid is decorated with the enamel image of forest landscape with a deer walking along the water, placed in small trapezium-shaped frame. The image is framed by floral and geometric patterns on painted enamel over filigree background. The similar pattern, but with the image of a trellis grid in trapezium-shaped frame, adorns the cigarette case bottom lid. Stripes of floral-geometric ornament on light enamel background are along the edges of both lids. Blue oval cabochon in smooth bezel setting is in the snap shutter. The cigarette case is realized 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.