Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case in the style of Louis XVI

    Cigarette case in the style of Louis XVI

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Fabergé firm, Perkhin gold and silverware workshop

    Gold, diamond; casting, chasing, repousse

    8.5 х 4.7 х 1.5 cm

    Marks: "ФАБЕРЖЕ"; "М.П"; mark and tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office 1899-1908 alloy "56"; inv. No. 6435


    Rectangular cigarette case made of two-color gold, with hinged lid and a button lock. Made in the Historicism style, decorated with relief ornamental compositions over repousse background, consisting of the classic elements: sphinxes, swans, and eagle with spread wings, Hippocampus, torches, vases, incense-burners, palmettas, cornucopias, cone-shaped decorations, flower rosettes, laurel wreaths and garlands. The button lock is decorated with rose cut diamond.