Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    late 19th century

    Carl Albrecht gold and silverware factory

    Silver; champleve enamel, repousse, gilding

    4.8 х 9.4 х 2.8 cm

    Marks: "КА"; St.Petersburg city mark; silver alloy mark "84"


    Rectangular silver cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners , comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a  snap shutter. Both lids are decorated with the Russian-style ornament in the form of cross-arranged "towels" with foliate and geometric patterns. Stylized image of a flower rosette is in the center of one lid. Carved monogram in smooth round medallion is on the other lid. Silver button is in the snap shutter.