Cigarette Case


Rounded rectangular, niello case with overall, delicate scrolling vines and tendrils on a stippled ground; spring-loaded, hinged lid features a bright-cut bordered oval with Cossack riding a galloping horse to the left with mountains in distance, while back includes a similarly bordered, circular reserve engraved "AEA" in flecked script. Oval push-button catch. Matte silver interior. Inside lid is struck with a combined standard and city mark of "84" and St. George slaying the dragon in conforming surround next to the raised Latin letters "G.K" in rectangle; inside back has "G.K" in rectangle and assayer's mark "A·P / 1886", "84" and St. George slaying the dragon, all in clipped-corner surrounds.

Date Made: mid to late 19th century1886

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Russia: Moskva, Moscow

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2019Catalog Number: 60.2019Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)niello (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 2 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 5.08 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_315932

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.