Russian Silver-Gilt & Niello Snuff Box

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reference number: RS_052

late XVIII century


diameter: 8.3 cm

assay mark of Moscow

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

Circular silver-gilt snuff-box with a detachable lid. The centre of the lid is decorated with a gallant scene with two ladies and a man carrying flower baskets. The scene is surrounded with machine tooled pattern and a 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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