RUSSIAN ENGINE TURNED TRAVEL TRUNK CASE - Cigar/Cigarette/Cheroot/Card Case has engraved latched 'leather' belt straps around its body to resemble a traveling suitcase. Buckle theme Jewelry was quite popular during the Victorian era. A blank Cartouche adorns the center front.
Interior is gold-washed and Hallmarked with Crossed Anchors and a Scepter for St. Petersburg (changed in 1896 to the Kokoshnik Head). The 84 Zolotnik represents 0.875 fine silver. And, 'JAL' is the stamp hallmark of Assay Master Yakov Lyapunov, Inspector of St. Petersburg Standard Board, 56 Kokushnik, St. Petersburg, Russia (practiced 1896-1903).
Excellent Condition showing very minor scuffing to the surface. Clasp and hinges are sound and tight. No dents, bends or repairs. Does not appear to have been used. No Elastic Bands.
Amazingly, as an Evening Purse this little trunk held: Business Cards, Credit Card, Mad Money, Lipstick, Tissue and a tiny Tiffany Mirror in Velvet Pouch.
Measures: 4-1/4" Long x 2-1/2" Wide x 1" Deep.
Weighs approx. 4.73 oz.