Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case in the box with Cyrillic inscription

    Cigarette case in the box with Cyrillic inscription

    Last quarter of the 19th century

    Silversmith Johann Allenius

    Silver, cabochon; presswork, chasing, gilding

    Cigarette case 10.9 x 8.0 x 1.4 cm; box 3.2 x 14.5 x 3.1 cm

    Mark of the workshop “J.A”; Saint-Petersburg city mark – two crossed anchors and a scepter, with alloy "84"


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with sloping sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with snap shutter. Both lids surfaces are divided into four parts, each part has its own texture. Two "panels" are decorated with corrugation, one - imitates the texture of virgin silver, the other one is repoussed. The snap shutter button is adorned with blue cabochon in smooth bezel setting. The cigarette case is embedded in leather-covered box casing of the Trading House “G.M. Kvasnikov", with blue silk lodgment. The lid is upholstered with blue silk with golden imprinted brand name.