Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with matchbox and onlay monogram “НЛ”

    Cigarette case with matchbox and onlay monogram “НЛ”

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    The last quarter of the 19th century

    I.P. Smirnov silverware factory

    Silver; presswork, carving

    10.8 х 7.7 х 1.5 cm

    Mark of the factory –“ИПС”; Moscow city mark - St. George the Victorious, slaying a dragon with his spear, with alloy "84"


    Rectangular smooth silver cigarette case with two compartments - for cigarettes (large) and matches (small, on the front side), with two hinged lids. The upper lid is decorated with onlay monogram "НЛ" framed by laurel branches. Special plate for lighting matches was on the flat end on the hinged lid external side (lost). The hinged lid (wick compartment?) closes the cigarette case rear side.