Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Silver, gold, sapphire; casting, presswork, chasing, enamel over casting, gilding

    9.9 х 7.2 х 1.5 cm

    Marks: "М.С"; identification mark and tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office in 1908-1917 with silver alloy "84"


    Silver rectangular case, gilded inside, with rounded sides, with a hinged lid and a thumb ramp. The case, decorated with grooving in the form of divergent rays, is supplemented with onlay details fixed on the hinged lid. The onlays are made of gold and silver, partially enamelled with relief details: signatures and monogram, round coin, images of a black cat, double-headed eagle beneath the crown with a sceptre and power, identification mark in the form of a cross. The thumb ramp is ornated with an oval sapphire-cabochon in smooth bezel setting.