Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case [in authentic box]

    Cigarette case [in authentic box]

    Russia, Saint Petersburg

    The 1880-1890s

    Perkhin gold and silverware workshop, Fabergé firm

    Gold, silver, steel, diamonds, rubies; casting, presswork, gilding

    15.7 x 10.3 x 2.7 cm

    Marks: "ФАБЕРЖЕ"; "М.П"; St. Petersburg city mark with alloy number "84”


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides, with two compartments for cigarettes (large) and matches (small, from the front side), with two hinged lids, one of which has a special ignition plate. The surface of the cigarette case is decorated with grooves. Onlay steel anchor with monogram "A" beneath the Imperial crown, complemented by precious stone inserts is on the hinged upper lid. An aperture for the wick is in the rear side.
    The cigarette case is enclosed in the authentic wooden box of the Faberge firm.
    Monogram "A" under the Imperial crown belongs to Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich (1850-1908) - the fourth son of the Emperor Alexander II, the Admiral-General (since 1883), who headed the Naval forces and Admiralty of Russia in the period from 1881 to 1905.