Russian Silver-Gilt and Enamel Cigar Case

Ivan Saltykov
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reference number: RE_031


silver, enamel

length: 12.5 cm

master’s mark: Cyrillic initials I.S. of Ivan Saltykov

assay’s mark: Cyrillic initials L.O. of Lev Oleks

assay mark of Moscow, 1896

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

A silver-guild cigar hinged case with a silver push-piece. The exterior on a stippled ground decorated with shaded cloisonné enamel in oval reserves, containing a foliate pattern with stylised birds, surrounded with a turquoise-colour enamel field, with white beading under the rim.


The piece was retailed by Fabergé (Moscow Imperial Warrant mark of Fabergé is on the lip of the case, next to the push-piece).


Ivan Saltykov – a renowned Russian silversmith and jeweller. In 1884, Saltykov founded a factory in Moscow, producing high-quality enamel wares.

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