last quarter of the 19th century
Silver; painted enamel, enamel over filigree, filigree, repousse, gilding
9.8 х 5.9 х 2.1 cm
Marks: "...ЧИННИКО..." (illegible); "ПО"; "А.К/18..."; "88"; Moscow coat of arms; Moscow city mark with 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. Oval miniature with painted enamel image of a young boy and Ukrainian girl playing the "egg game” - a traditional Easter game, framed by a row of filigree rings, is on the top lid. The bottom lid is decorated with filigree pattern of curls and leaves over blue enamel background; vignette with enamel flower bouquet over gilded repousse background is in the lid center. The belt of curls with stylized enamel on filigree palmettas over repousse background frames the lids’ edges. Round silver button is on the snap shutter. Enamels’ colour scheme is based on combinations of navy, turquoise, blue, green, white, red, purple and black shades.