Russian Enamel Cigarette Case
Russian Enamel Cigarette Case Russian Enamel Cigarette Case Russian Enamel Cigarette Case
Russian Enamel Cigarette Case

Russian Enamel Cigarette Case

  • This stunning and rare Russian cigarette case is fashioned of gilt silver
  • An intricate floral design of shaded cloisonné enamel adorns the piece
  • Worthy of a tsar, it is a remarkable example of Russian craftsmanship at its finest
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Item No. 29-5872
$16,500
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This elegant Russian enamel cigarette case is crafted of gilt silver and decorated with a bright floral design of cloisonné enamel. A turquoise-blue enamel thumb piece completes the sumptuous design. The case bears the 84 zolotniks mark of St. Petersburg, the assayer’s mark of Yakova Ljapunova, and a partial silversmith’s mark.

Circa 1904

3 7/8” wide x 3 1/2” deep

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Enamel is not paint. It is actually a thin coat of glass applied to a metal which melts and becomes fused to the metal when heated. Careful consideration to melting point must be made when pairing enamels to metals, which traditionally were gold, silver and copper. The piece must be fired at high temperatures to allow the enamel to adhere to the metal. A temperature that is too low will create poor quality enamel. Too hot, and the entire piece will melt.
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Period: 20th Century
Origin:Russia
Type:Snuff/Tobacco Boxes
Material:Enamel
Depth:3.5 Inches
Width:3.875 Inches
Height:0.2 Inches
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Enamel

Enamel is not paint It is actually a thin coat of glass applied to a metal which melts and becomes fused to the metal when heated Careful consideration to melting point must be made when pairing enamels to metals which...
Enamel is not paint It is actually a thin coat of glass applied to a metal which melts and becomes fused to the metal when heated Careful consideration to melting point must be made when pairing enamels to metals which...
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