Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Silver; enamel over filigree, repousse, gilding

    9.8 х 8.1 х 1.3 cm


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. Both lids are decorated with polychrome enamel over filigree composition, on repousse background. The composition is comprised of a stylized image of a double-headed eagle beneath the crown, surrounded by foliage curls. A belt of filigree rings with white enamel emphasizes both lids’ edges. Silver button is on the lock. Enamels colour scheme is based on the combination of blue, blue, green, red, black colours and their shades.