Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case

    Cigarette case

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Gold, sapphire-cabochon; presswork

    9.9 х 7.0 х 1.4 cm

    Marks: of unknown craftsman “Г.Л.”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in1908-1917 with alloy “56” and Greek letter “alpha” as district identification mark; certification mark of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1908-1917


    Gold rectangular cigarette case with sloping sides and corners, with hinged lid and thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is adorned with alternating grooved stripes and triangles formed by crossed diagonal lines. Thumb ramp is decorated with oval sapphire-cabochon in smooth bezel setting.