Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Gold, emerald cabochon; presswork

    9.6 x 7.0 x 1.5 cm

    Mark of unknown craftsman – “A.M.”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1899-1908; identification mark of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1908-1917


    Rectangular gold cigarette case with rounded sides and sloping corners, with hinged lid with thumb ramp (shutter). The cigarette case surface is decorated with corrugated pattern in the shape of placed in zigzag fashion triangles.

    The thumb ramp button is adorned with oval emerald cabochon in smooth bezel setting.