Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with dark blue guilloche enamel

    Cigarette case with dark blue guilloche enamel

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Ivan Britzin enamel, gold and silverware workshop "Russian Enamel"

    Silver, enamel, diamonds; carving, enamel over guilloche, gilding

    9.6 x 6.5 x 1.6 cm

    Mark of the workshop “БРИЦИНЪ”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy “88”; alloy "88”


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with slope sides, hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is covered with transparent dark blue enamel over guilloche background. Narrow strips of green and white enamel with carved pattern emphasize side edges. The hinged lid thumb ramp is adorned with narrow crescent-shaped stripe of small-size rose-cut diamonds.