Russia, St. Petersburg
Ivan Britzin enamel, gold and silverware workshop "Russian Enamel"
Gold, silver, diamonds; enamel over guilloche, carving, repousse, gilding
6.5 х 9.5 х 1.5 cm
Mark "БРИЦЫНЪ", "И.Б"; certification mark and tee of St. Petersburg district Assay department 1908-1917; alloy "88"; "88"; "56"
Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is covered with transparent red enamel on guilloche moire background. The side edges are underlined by narrow two-color gold ribbons with foliate patterns. Thumb ramp is decorated with narrow crescent stripe with small diamonds.
Elegant design of the cigarette case was developed in the St. Petersburg school style of the 19th and 20th centuries, headed by the world-famous Faberge firm. Red transparent enamel guilloche moire background emphasizes the sophistication of classic decoration details.