Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Pill Box

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reference number: RS_052

late 18th century, Moscow


diameter: 8.3 cm

assay mark of Moscow

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

A circular silver-gilt pill box with a detachable lid. The centre of the lid is decorated with a gallant scene showing two ladies and a man carrying baskets of flowers. The scene is surrounded by machine-tooled patterns and repetitive entrelac borders. In the centre of the reverse is a view of ancient ruins, the rest is similarly decorated; the sides with architectural vignettes.

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