Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    USSR, Leningrad


    Silver; filigree enamel, repousse, filigree, gilding

    8.5 x 5.7 1.1 cm

    Marks: "ИЗО"; tee of St/ Petersburg District Assay office in 1927-1946 with silver alloy "916"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded, with a hinged lid and a thumb ramp. The surface of the cigarette case is decorated with enamel over filigree background ornament, comprised of a six-petalled rosette surrounded by opulent leaf-curls. Lateral sides are ornated with filigree curls over dark blue enamel background, blue enamel rings and stylized floral ornament on repousse background. The belt of filigree rings with white enamel, underlines the cigarette case edges. Enamels’ colour scheme is based on the combination of blue, green, white, red, turquoise colors and their shades.