Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with the image of fancy flowers

    Cigarette case with the image of fancy flowers

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Rückert Friedrich workshop

    Silver, enamel, almandine-cabochon; filigree enamel, amalgam, gilding


    Silver gilded inside rectangular cigarette case with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with snap shutter. The upper and bottom lids are decorated in the Neo-Russian style with ornamental enamel composition over filigree with painted enamel over filigree composition of fancy flowers with leaves, scanned rolls and circles with multicolor enamel on white and speckled blue-gray background. The lids' edges are ornated with stripe comprised of wavy ribbon on green background with circles of multi-color enamel extending away from it. The snap shutter button is adorned with red oval almandine cabochon. Enamels’ colour scheme is based on the combination of white, blue, red, green colors and their tints.