Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver; painted enamel, champleve enamel, carving, gilding

    10.8 х 6.2 х 1.8 cm

    Marks: "PO"; "P.OVCHINNIKOV"; two-headed eagle; illegible initials of the assay master over the date "1879", "91", Moscow coat of arms; Moscow city mark with silver alloy "91"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. Rectangular enamel miniature with the image of a girl looking out into the distance is on the top lid. The bottom lid is entirely covered with the engraved pattern of curls and leaves over green enamel background. Three ornamental vignettes decorated with turquoise, black and green enamels are in the lid center. The edges of both lids are framed by champleve enamel belt of geometric patterns over blue background. Round silver button is in the snap shutter. The enamels’ colour scheme is based on the combination of blue, turquoise, green, white, red, black colours and their shades.