Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russia, Moscow


    Khlebnikov factory

    Silver; painted enamel, champleve enamel, repousse gilding

    9.9 х 5.1 х 1.9 cm

    Marks: "ИХ"; "ХЛѢБНИКОВЪ"; two headed eagle; "В.П/1885", "88", Moscow coat of arms; Moscow city mark, silver alloy "88"


    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 with an image of a young girl leaning against the curb, sniffing a bouquet of flowers is on the top lid in oval medallion. The miniature is framed with a polychrome champleve enamel floral geometric ornament over repousse background and bordered by a belt of triangles. The bottom lid is decorated with similar ornamental composition, hence with smooth oval medallion, designed for a monogram. Round silver knob is on the snap shutter. Enamel colour scheme is based on combinations of ochroid, white, blue, navy, pink, turquoise and purple shades.