Russia, St. Petersburg
A. Lyubavin firm
Silver; enamel over filigree, stained-glass enamel, repousse, gilding
9.5 х 8.2 х 1.6 cm
Marks: "ЛЮБАВИНЪ", two-headed eagle; tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office 1908-1917 with alloy mark "84"
Rectangular silver cigarette case, gilded, with rounded sides and corners. Comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. Both cigarette case lids are decorated with stylized images of double-headed eagles, made in the stained enamel technique over repousse background and surrounded by enamel over filigree floral volutes. The edges of the cigarette case lids are emphasized by filigree turquoise enamel rings border. Silver button is in the lock hatch. The enamels colouring is based on a combination of blue, yellow, turquoise, green, red and white colours and their tints.