Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Сigarette case

    Сigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Alekseev's workshop of chased, enamel and other silverware

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

    10.0 х 9.0 х 1.7 cm

    Marks: "НА"; Moscow city mark; alloy mark "88"


    Square silver cigarette case, gilded, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with a snap shutter. Both lids are decorated with multicolor enamels over filigree with painted floral patterns, partially located on repousse background, partly - on white enamel background, comprised of separate and united in bouquet lush flowers on thin filigree stems, fancy scrolls and leaves. The strips of geometric ornament comprised of filigree rings with turquoise enamel frame the lids edges. The snap shutter button is decorated with oval turquoise insert. The colour range of the enamels is based on the combination of red, navy-blue, purple, white, blue and green tints.