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Cigarette Case

Made by: Grachev Brothers __Firm ||Master A. P. __Workmaster

On view in: Adirondack Building


About this object

Oblong box has a hinge which was made to hold flint for lighting. Box has two sections with covers, one for cigarettes and a small one for matches. All over formal decoration is in plique-à-jour enamel in red, white, royal blue, yellow and green.

Category:
ENAMELS
Object name:
Cigarette Case
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
ca. 1882-1896
Size:
overall __4.25 IN __2.50 IN
overall __10.80 CM __6.35 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.71
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
MARK __GRACHEV" __Stamped inside center of cover. __All in Cyrillic caps inside a rectangular frame with rounded corners. ||silver standard mark; city mark __[crossed anchors and sceptre for St. Petersburg] 88 __Stamped inside cover. __The two marks are contained within an oval. These so-called "doubles" (joined marks on a single poinçon) were introduced in the Assay Charter of 1882. ||maker's mark __AP __Stamped inside cover. __Cyrillic caps in a square frame. Presumably the initials of an unknown workmaster who worked for the Grachevs. ||inscription __[crown] NN __Engraved on cover of box. __Monogram of the Cyrillic initials N.N. beneath the crown of a prince (kniazheskaia korona). ||maker's mark __AP __Stamped inside base of box. __Cyrillic caps in a square frame. Presumably the initials of an unknown workmaster who worked for the Grachevs. ||silver standard mark; city mark __[crossed anchors and sceptre for St. Petersburg] 88 __Stamped inside base of box. __The two marks are contained within an oval. These so-called "doubles" (joined marks on a single poinçon) were introduced in the Assay Charter of 1882. ||maker's mark __GRACHEV" __Stamped inside box. __All in Cyrillic caps inside a rectangular frame with rounded corners.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"