Russian Silver-Gilt & Niello Snuff Box

T. Botkov
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reference number: RS_053



length: 8.5 cm

maker’s mark: Cyrillic initials T.B. of T. Botkov

assay’s mark: Cyrillic initials A.K. of Andrey Kovalsky

assay mark of Moscow, 1854

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

Nielloed silver-gilt snuff-box, the cover is decorated with a view of the Moscow Kremlin within a border of scrolls, the reverse and the sides with a chequered pattern. A similar snuff-box by Botkov is in the collection of the State Historical Museum in Moscow.


T. Botkov (Postnikova-Loseva 2923) – Russian silversmith active between 1857 and 1860.

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