Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with monogram

    Cigarette case with monogram

    Russia, Moscow


    Egor Cheryatov gold and silverware factory

    Silver, enamel, ruby, sapphire, diamond; relief enamel, presswork, gilding, carving

    11.1 x 8.1 x 1.4 cm

    Factory mark “Е.Ч”; tee of Moscow District Assay Administration 1908-1917 with alloy "84"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter.

    The upper lid is decorated with the Art Nouveau relief ornamental image in the form of a stylized offshoot with maple leaves covered with green enamel and supplemented with inserts of precious (?) stones - sapphires, rubies and diamonds.

    Carved, artistically designed monogram consisting of three woven letters («ИРГ» ?) is on the bottom lid smooth surface. A dedicatory inscription in Cyrillic script is inside one of the lids.

    Oval sapphire-cabochon is in the snap shutter.