Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with gold nugget texture

    Cigarette case with gold nugget texture

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Alexander Treyden workshop

    Gold, sapphire cabochon; presswork, chasing

    2.0 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm

    Mark of the workshop “AT”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1899-1908 with alloy “56”and initials of district Assay office manager Yakov Lyapunov “ЯЛ”


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with sloping sides and corners, with hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface imitates gold nugget texture. The thumb ramp (shutter) is adorned with sapphire-cabochon in smooth bezel setting.