Cigarette Case

c. 1915–1917
(Russian, 1842–1918)
Overall: 8.5 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm (3 3/8 x 2 x 5/8 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

Download, Print and Share


This silver cigar box is distinguished by the fluid, painterly quality of the wave-like pattern created in enamel—a hallmark of the House of Faberge's silver production in the pan-Slavic or neo-Russian taste. This style coincided with various Arts and Crafts movements underway in the late 19th–early 20th centuries in Western Europe and America that emphasized traditional craftsmanship and forms inspired by medieval and folk styles.
Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

c. 1915–1917

House of Fabergé, Ivan Savelevich Britzin

(Russian, 1842–1918), (Russian)
Russia, St. Petersburg

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.