Russian Silver-Gilt & Niello Snuff Box

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reference number: RS_042



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

Silver-gilt and niello circular bonbonnière, the cover is decorated with a gallant scene in 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 a monogram ‘AIM’, the border is decorated with architectural vignettes.

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