Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Andrei Bragin gold, silverware and chasing items workshop

    Gold, sapphire cabochon; presswork

    8.9 x 5.7 x 1.5 cm

    Mark of the workshop “АБ”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy “56” and Greek letter “Alfa” as district identification mark


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides and sloping corners with hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is adorned with alternating grooved vertical stripes. The thumb ramp is decorated with oval sapphire-cabochon in smooth bezel setting.