Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with onlay monogram

    Cigarette case with onlay monogram

    Russian Empire, Odessa


    Gold, sapphire; presswork

    9.8 x 7.1 x 0.6 cm

    Marks: “ЯК”; tee of Odessa district Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy “56”


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides and corners, consisting of two equal halves, connected with a hinge with snap shatter. The corrugated surface of the cigarette case is decorated with artistically designed monogram, made of two-colour gold in the Art Nouveau style, located on the upper cover. The button of the snap shatter is decorated with oval sapphire-cabochon in smooth bezel setting