Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Great Britain (?)

    early 20th century

    Silver, enamel; painting, gilding, engraving

    8.7 х 6.1 х 0.9 cm

    Marks: "STERLING SILVER"; illegible marks


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge. The surface of the cigarette case is covered with blue enamel on corrugated background. Painted image of two birds sitting on a branch under transparent layer of enamel is on the top lid. A branch with leaves and flowers adorns the bottom lid. Rectangular silver button is on the snap shutter. A thumb ramp is on the top lid.

    The engraved inscriptions are on the inner surface of both lids: “1944 // Baусих 8 Victoria // Fairies // Daysoff // "But most of all..." и “Films // 109 // D'Arlon // 101 // Limbosch // David // Brussels // 1945”.