Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with image of Cupid kiss

    Cigarette case with image of Cupid kiss

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Silver, enamel; presswork, chiseling, “en plein” enamel

    11.7 x 8.3 x 1.2 cm

    Marks: unknown maker “AX”; tee of Moscow district Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy “84” and Greek letter “Delta”; tee of Moscow Inspection of Assay supervision, affirmed in 1958, with alloy “875”; restoration stamp of the Soviet era “MIP4”


    Silver rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with snap shutter. The upper cover is decorated with embossed composition featuring the scene Cupid and Psyche (?) against summer scenery background, realized in "en plein" enamel technique. The bottom lid is smooth and decor free.