early 20th century
Metal, gold, diamonds, rubies; painting, presswork
9.6 х 6.1 х 1.2 cm
Metal rectangular cigarette case, with rounded sides, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap closure. Both lids are decorated with an alternation of diagonally arranged strips - wide corrugated and narrow smooth, with images of stars and a horned moon of diamonds and rubies. An oval ruby-cabochon is in the lock button.