Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with onlay detail and monogram

    Cigarette case with onlay detail and monogram

    Western Europe

    The early 20th century

    Gold, silver, sapphire cabochons; presswork, engraving, gilding

    10.9 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm


    Silver gilded inside rectangular cigarette case with rounded front side, smooth, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with snap shutter. The upper cover of the cigarette case is decorated with onlay details in the shape of officer's shoulder strap and artistically designed gold monogram, complemented by round sapphires cabochons inserts.

    Engraved dedicatory Cyrillic inscription is on the rear cover inner side. Button lock is adorned with oval sapphire cabochon in smooth bezel setting.