Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Сigarette case

    Сigarette case

    USSR, Moscow


    Workmen cooperative association " Moscow jeweller"

    Silver, blue cabochon; presswork, chasing , gilding

    Marks: "АМЮ4"; tee of Moscow Assay office 1954-1958 with alloy mark "875"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with snap shutter. The cigarette case upper cover is decorated with a relief composition "Tariel’s fight with the tigress” reproducing the illustration to the poem by Shota Rustaveli "The Knight in the Tiger's Skin" of 1937 by Irakly Toidze. The shutter button is decorated with a blue oval cabochon in a smooth, bezel setting.