Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with the image of game cocks

    Cigarette case with the image of game cocks

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    The 14th Moscow jewelers Artel

    Silver, turquoise, rubies; presswork, chiseling, gilding

    11.4 x 8.5 x 1.5 cm

    Marks: Artel – “14A”; tee of Moscow district Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy “84” and Greek letter “Delta”


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with snap shutter. The top cover is adorned with embossed image of two game cocks. Small inserts of decorative stones cabochons imitate grains scattered on the ground. The bottom cover is smooth and free of decor. The snap shutter button is adorned with oval ruby cabochon in smooth bezel setting.