Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with opal guilloche enamel

    Cigarette case with opal guilloche enamel

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Ivan Britzin enamel, gold and silverware workshop "Russian Enamel"

    Silver, enamel, diamonds; enamel over guilloche, gilding, carving

    8.5 x 4.5 x 1.2 cm

    Mark of the workshop –“И.Б”; tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1908-1917 with alloy “88” and Greek letter “Alpha” as identification mark; alloy “88”


    Silver rectangular cigarette case, gilded inside, with rounded sides, hinged lid with thumb ramp. The cigarette case surface is covered with transparent opal enamel over guilloche background. The hinged lid thumb ramp is adorned with crescent-shaped stripe with small size “rose”-cut diamonds.