Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with Cyrillic inscription: “ТАБАКЪ КУРИТЕЛЬНЫЙ”

    Cigarette case with Cyrillic inscription: “ТАБАКЪ КУРИТЕЛЬНЫЙ”

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Silver; presswork, carving, gilding, niello

    11.7 x 6.6 x 21.1 cm

    Marks: of unknown master “ИА”; tee of Moscow city assay office: initials of assay master Vasily Petrov“ В∙П” above the date “1884”. Alloy “84” and Moscow city coat of arms; Moscow mark with alloy “84”


    Silver gilded inside cigarette case with rounded sides and corners; consisting of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with snap shutter. The surface of the cigarette case is textured, imitating bast weaving. Smooth stripe in the form of nameplate is in the center along the upper and the lower lids. The stripe with niello image of a two-headed eagle with the scepter, orb and Cyrillic inscriptions.
    Silver button is in the snap shutter.