Russia, St. Petersburg
last quarter of the 19th century
Silver; filigree enamel, painted enamel, repousse, filigree, gilding;
10.5 х 6.6 х 1.2 cm
Marks: "АН"; St. Petersburg city mark with silver alloy "84"
Silver rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with snap shutter. The surface of both lids is decorated with the images of fancy flowers with filigree stalks and lush leaves, butterflies, a swan and enamel over filigree belt of geometric ornament. A belt comprised of turquoise enamel over filigree rings emphasizes the lids’ edges. Rectangular silver button is in the shutter; a thumb ramp is on the top lid. Enamels colour scheme is based on the combination of blue, white, red, brown, yellow colors and their shades.