Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Cigarette case with Cyrillic inscription “СИГАРЫ” and monogram “AL”

    Cigarette case with Cyrillic inscription “СИГАРЫ” and monogram “AL”

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Aaron Lidikein workshop

    Silver; carving, repousse, gilding

    13.7 x 6.5 x 2.2 cm

    Marks: of the workshop “AL”, tee of Saint-Petersburg city Assay office: initials of assay master (errased) above the date “1884”, alloy “84”; Saint-Petersburg city coat of arms of with alloy “84”


    Silver gilded inside cigarette case with rounded sides and corners; consisting of two equal halves, connected by hinge, with snap shutter. A stripe in the form of a nameplate in the center along the upper and the bottom lids smooth surface. The image of two-headed eagle with the scepter and orb and monogram “AL” in smooth oval medallion and Cyrillic inscriptions on the stripe. The engraved inscription: “Herrn // August Long //als // getreum // Mitanbeiten //von //A. Forsmann // 10 ter Januar // 1870-1880” is on the upper lid inner surface. Silver button is in the snap shutter.