Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Tobacco box

    Tobacco box

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    I. Kaltykov, silver and niello craftsman

    Silver; niello, chiselling, repousse, gilding

    11.0 х 5.5 х 3.2 cm

    Marks: "И*К"; "84"; Moscow city coat of arms


    Silver rectangular tobacco box with rounded sides and removable lid. The surface of the tobacco box is decorated with the images of architectural landscape on one side and the image of a man in a tailcoat and high hat, strolling on horseback on the other side. Foliate geometric ornament frames the images in the figured medallions. Medallions with architectural landscapes adorn the side surfaces of the removable lid; eight-petalled flower rosette – is on its top. All images are niello over repousse background.