Looking closely at the close up photo of the. You will see that nothing is left out. From individually etched windows of the buildings shown, to the ripples of the river's water passing below the beautiful bridge.
I have always believed the detail of the design is almost "photographic" in nature - the accuracy. There are very few that could do on a pad of paper with a pen what the artist manages to do here in silver.This is not some vague depiction of a Russian city, this is truly St. From every etched building, down to the wonderfully intricate flowing river. The case is squared away in shape, but features rounded edges for a nice, smooth finish. At the interior, this case is hallmarked.
NOTE There are a myriad of fake Imperial Russian cigarettes offered for sale on the resale market. Pay close attention to hallmarks. Kokoshnik is a traditional Russian head-dress worn by women and girls. It is tied at the back of the head with long thick ribbons in a large bow.
During the revival of Russian national culture in the late 19th century, these diadem-shaped tiaras became part of the official court dress for royalty and ladies-in-waiting. A woman head wearing the Kokoshnik inside contours of various shapes was used from 1899 to mark Russian silver. These marks are commonly known as "Kokoshnik".
In 1896, a new mark was issued with a female head silhouette facing left and silvers fineness expressed in zolotnik inside an oval oblong or a circular cartouche. On the right side were inscribed the assayer's initials in Cyrillic characters.
In 1908, a new mark was introduced, featuring a more detailed female heading facing RIGHT and silver fineness expressed in zolotnik inside an oval oblong cartouche. The left side was inscribed with the town/region symbol mark. With a detailed female head facing right, and silver fineness expressed in zolotnik off to the left of the right facing head. The region/town symbol is off to the left. This case snaps firmly shut, very securely, and is opened and closed via a bright blue cabochon stone.The contrast between the silver build, and the bright blue stone insert is perfect here. Overall, this is an exemplary EARLY 1900's 84 Zolotnik Silver Imperial Russian work of art... It is absolutely one of a kind. This is the ONLY model for sale anywhere - guaranteed..
Look, but you will not find. I will get back to you promptly. The item "Antique Russian Solid Silver St Petersburg Gilded Cigarette Case 20th Century" is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Cigarette & Vesta Cases". The seller is "uniqueluxurygoods" and is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.