Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Сigarette case

    Сigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Khlebnikov factory

    Silver; painted enamel, champlevé enamel, repousse, gilding

    10.3 x 6.2 x 2.2 cm

    Marks: "ИХ", "ХЛЕБНИКОВЪ", two-headed eagle; "С.Ш/1883", "88"; Moscow coat of arms; Moscow city mark with alloy mark "88"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. An oval medallion framed by geometric ornaments is on the top lid. Enamel miniature with an image of Ukrainian girl with a clay pot standing on the path afield is placed in the oval medallion. The lower lid is decorated with an oval medallion, formed by a geometric pattern of champlevé enamel and supplemented with repousse work. A silver button is on the snap shutter. The cigarette case is made in the Russian style. The enamels colour range is based on the combination of turquoise, blue, white, green and red tints.