Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases



    Russia, Moscow


    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver; cloisonne enamel, painted enamel, repousse, gilding

    4.7 х 8.7 х 3.0 сm

    Marks: "ПО"; "[ОВ]ЧИННИ[КО]ВЪ"; two-headed eagle; "ИК/1881", "88", Moscow city coat of arms with alloy "88"


    Rectangular snuffbox, with a hinged lid, decorated in the Russian style with painted cloisonne and champleve enamels. Painted image of a peasant girl with a sheaf of hay in one hand and a sickle in the other is on the hinged lid. The miniature is framed by belts of geometric ornament of scanned rings with blue enamel and step figures on white background; a belt of floral ornament is on black background. The sides are decorated with eight-petalled rosettes located on black background, in square sections. A belt of scanned rings with turquoise enamel emphasizes the snuffbox upper and bottom edges.