A silver-gilt and niello circular bonbonnière, the cover is decorated with a gallant scene in the Rococo style. The lovers are depicted in a landscape with ruins, with two sheep at their feet. The reverse shows two winged putti holding a wreath containing the monogram ‘AIM’; the border is decorated with architectural vignettes.
Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Bonbonnière
reference number: RS_069
diameter: 8.6 cm
master’s mark: Cyrillic initials F.Zh. of unidentified master
assay’s mark: Cyrillic initials I.V. of Ivan Vikhliaev
assay mark of Moscow, 1810
silver standard: 84 zolotnik