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 a hinge, with a 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.