Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Khlebnikov factory

    Silver, gold, sapphire; casting, presswork, chasing, repousse, enamel over casting, painted enamel, carving, gilding

    10.2 х 8.0 х 1.1 cm

    Marks: "Khlebnikov"; two-headed eagle; tee of Moscow District Assay office in 1899-1908 with silver alloy "84"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap closure. The top cover of is decorated with the Art Nouveau style relief image of a flower bouquet comprised of poppies and irises, surrounded by ornately shaped frame, supplemented with a round sapphire insert and two onlay gold signatures. The bottom lid is decorated with gold and silver onlay details in the form of a skull beneath a crown, a bottle of champagne in a bucket, a teapot, a laurel wreath with the date "1901", a key, a barrel, a violin clef, a violin, a bullet, a cat, a lily ("Fleur-de-lis"), a round medallion with an engraved image of the Grand Duchy of Finland coat of arms, enamel images of playing cards, banners and coats of arms (including the banners of Sweden and the Grand Duchy of Finland coat of arms), monogram "CS" on blue shield beneath the crown and the date "1913". A rectangular silver button is on the snap shutter.