last quarter of the 19th century
Silver; enamel over filigree, painted enamel, repousse, carving, granulating, gilding,
9.5 х 5.0 х 1.8 cm
Marks: "ОВЧИННИКОВЪ"; "ПО"; "А.К/18...", "88"; Moscow coat of arms
Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. Enamel miniature depicting a young couple presented against summer landscape background is on the top lid in the oval medallion. The miniature is framed with enamel over filigree geometric ornament, located on the repousse background. The bottom lid is smooth and free of decor. The outline of both lids is emphasized by a carved zigzag pattern stripe. Rectangular silver button is on the snap shutter. Enamels’ colour scheme is based on combinations of blue, turquoise, green, white, red, brown shades.