Silver, decorative stone; painted filigree enamel, filigree, gilding
10.6 x 8.2 x 1.2 cm
Marks: "ХЛѢБНИКОВЪ", two-headed eagle; tee of Moscow District Assay office in 1908-1917 with silver alloy "88"; tee of Moscow Assay Inspection agency in 1927-1954 with silver alloy "916"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with silver button in the snap shutter. Both lids are decorated with multicolor enamel over filigree with painted ornamental composition over filigree in the Neo-Russian style, consisting of a fancy flower bud placed in the center and filled with floral-geometric ornament. The flower bud is framed by a spiral tracery pattern, stylized flowers, a curb belt and a trellis grid, over white, blue and turquoise backgrounds. A smooth quadrangular shield for the monogram is at the flower bud top on the top lid. Strips of filigree rings with green enamel frame the lids’ edges. The button lock is decorated with crimson oval cabochon in smooth bezel setting.