Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with matchbox, with wick

    Cigarette case with matchbox, with wick


    First quarter of the 20th century

    Two-colored gold, sapphire-cabochon; presswork, engraving

    9.8 x 6.5 x 1.7 cm

    Marks: French mark in the form of facing left male head ("Hippocrates half-face"), enclosed in hexagon; inscription: E. Morgan - Paris - Nice


    Rectangular cigarette case with two compartments – for cigarettes (large) and matches (small, on the front side), with two hinged lids. Cigarette case is made from two-colored gold, decorated with embossed ornament in the form of fanning out rays. The front hinged lid with special plate for lighting matches (fusy). An aperture (with the wick) and suspension ring are on the cigarette case rear side. The snap shutter button is adorned with oval sapphire–cabochon in smooth bezel setting.