Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with enamel miniature

    Cigarette case with enamel miniature

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    Last quarter of the 19th century

    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver, enamel, cabochon; painted enamel, filigree, enamel over filigree, repousse

    9.3 x 5.3 x 1.7 cm

    Mark of the factory “П.О”; Saint-Petersburg city mark - two crossed anchors and a scepter, with silver alloy "88"


    Silver gilded inside cigarette case with rounded sides and corners, comprised of two halves, connected by hinge, with snap shutter.
    Oval miniature with painted enamel image of a boy and young Ukrainian girl, playing "shackling"- traditional Easter game, is on the upper lid.
    The cigarette case bottom lid is decorated with filigree pattern of curls and leaves on repousse background. Oval medallion in the form pf ornamental rosette on repousse background is on the lid center. The edges of both lids are framed with enamel belt with foliage-geometric pattern. Round silver button is in the snap shutter. Enamels colour scheme is based on the combination of navy blue, white, blue, green, red black and lilac colours with their shades.