Silver Cigarette Case
1896 - 1908
W 2.75 in x H 4 in x D 0.75 in
Gift. Rostovceff, Elisabeth Nikolaevna. 1985-01
Silver cigarette case. Rectangular, with hinged lid and finger piece. Along length of case is hole for tinder cord; on side is vesta compartment (for matches) hinged lid and indentation for striking surface. On case lid is engraved Art Nouveau flower with whiplash curve leaves and inscription in bottom right: 11 Iюль | 1902 (11 July 1902). On inside of case lid is enraved: Я - ты = 0 ("I - you = 0").
Inscriptions & Markings
Marks: KC in rectangle; 84, kokoshnik left, ИЛ in oval; unidentified mark in circle.