Art Nouveau cigarette case in red gold covered with dark blue moire guilloche enamel decorated with a snake in pale green gold with scales set with diamonds a button set with a diamond Faberge 1908.
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the ban on smoking in public places was canceled, which the newspaper Severnaya Pochta informed all Petersburgers on July 15, 1865. By the end of the nineteenth century, cigarettes were in widespread use, and cigarette cases had become as fashionable as, for example, snuff boxes in the eighteenth century.
Rosewood cigarette case with the image of a sphinx decorated with two tone gold guilloche enamel and moonstone by Mikhail Perkhin Faberge 1896 1903 from the collection of British monarchs.
All types of cigarette cases were in demand – from the simplest, made of wood, to the most exquisite gold and enameled versions.
The Faberge masters perfected the art of making cigarette cases and brought it to perfection. Concealed hinges, smooth edges and jeweled buttons, guilloché enamel, intricate engraving and the highest quality workmanship made cigarette cases a desirable gift in those days and a collector’s item in our time.
A large number of Faberge cigarette cases are in the collection of British monarchs. These exceptional specimens open the selection.
Mouthpiece in amber set in two tone gold with diamonds and rubies master Mikhail Perkhin Faberge before 1896 from the collection of British monarchs.
Cigarette case in gold set with diamonds and sapphire cabochons button set with sapphire workmaster Eduard Wilhelm Schramm Faberge before 1899 from the collection of the British monarchs.
Cigarette case in red gold with rhodonite covered with white guilloche enamel button decorated with garnet Faberge 1912 from the collection of the British monarchs.
Birch cigarette case with profiles of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra embellished with tricolor gold and a moonstone button Faberge 1896 1908 from the collection of the British Monarchs.
Cigarette case made of tricolor gold with the monogram EA Edward VII and Queen Alexandra set with diamonds button set with a ruby Ivan Lebedkin Faberge 1903 from the collection of British monarchs.
Louis XVI style cigarette case in gold decorated with blue guilloche enamel button decorated with garnet craftsman Henrik Wigstrom Faberge 1903 1908 from the collection of British monarchs.
Cigarette case in rhodonite framed in gold and silver with diamonds button set with a diamond by Henrik Wigstrom Faberge 1911 from the collection of British monarchs.
Cigarette case in bicolor gold and silver decorated with pink enamel and diamonds by Henrik Wigstrom Faberge 1906 from the collection of British monarchs.
Jade cigarette case in gold frame with diamonds button set with diamond Faberge 1911 from the collection of the British monarchs.
Golden cigarette case decorated with an engraved wavy design a button decorated with a ruby Faberge 1899 1908.
Gold cigarette case Nugget decorated with precious stones Faberge 1899 1908.
Two tone gold cigarette case with ruby button Faberge 1899 1904.
Gold cigarette case with diamond button adorned with gold jeweled snakes 1890.
Jeweled gold cigarette case with emerald button 1890.
Agate cigarette case with applied rocaille decoration in gold with diamonds and sapphire button 1890.
Silver cigarette case Nugget with a rare gold ruble of 1762 with the image of Peter III and an emerald button decorated with gilding craftsman Anders Nevalainen 1896 1908.
Gilded silver cigarette case covered with white guilloche enamel set with diamonds craftsman August Holming 1899 1904.
Golden cigarette case covered with green guilloche enamel and adorned with diamonds by August Holming Faberge 1899 1904
Gilded silver cigarette case covered in blue guilloche enamel with a button set with diamonds craftsman August Holming 1908 1917.
Gun steel cigarette case with sapphire button trimmed with gold and silver 1908 1917.