Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Gold, cabochon; presswork, guilloche

    9.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 cm

    Mark of unknown craftsman “K.П.”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office with alloy “56” and Greek letter “Alfa” for district identification; certification mark of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1908-1917 for details


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with sloping sides and corners, hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is adorned with alternation of smooth and textured stripes, with V-shaped pattern from multi-colored gold. The hinged lid thumb ramp is adorned with oval blue cabochon in smooth bezel setting.