Close up of Russian Silver-Gilt & Niello Snuff Box with crucifix.

Russian Silver-Gilt & Niello Snuff Box

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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

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.

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