Nielloed silver snuff-box. The composition on the cover shows a man contemplating Alexander Pushkin’s grave: the cross is inscribed in Cyrillic with the poet’s name; the borders of cover, sides and base are decorated with dense rocaille foliage.
Russian Silver-Gilt & Niello Snuff Box
reference number: RS_048
length: 9.9 cm
maker’s mark: Cyrillic initials A.N. of unidentified master
assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials A.K. of Andrey Kovalsky
assay mark of Moscow, 1845
silver standard: 84 zolotnik