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Russian Silver Purse - Antique Circa 1900

A fine and impressive antique Russian silver purse; an addition to our Russian silverware collection

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Russian Silver Purse - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This fine antique Russian silver purse has an ovoid form.


The surface of this impressive piece has a frosted finish.


The cover is embellished with engraved scrolling leaf designs, incorporating a panel of stylised trellis decoration in addition to a shaped cartouche.


The hallmarked hinged cover secures with a push fit catch and opens to reveal the original interior with incorporated purse dividers.


The hallmarks to the surface of each cover of this Russian silver purse include:

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)

Kokoshnik Mark: ил (Иван Сергеевич Лебедкин/Ivan Sergeyevich Lebedkin, Moscow)

Maker's mark: ФО (untraced)


* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver


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Condition


This antique Russian purse is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age.

There is some minor surface wear in keeping with age and use.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of each cover are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of silverware.


Dimensions


Length 7cm/2.8"

Width 5.2cm/2"

Height 4.3cm/1.7"


Weight


2.2 troy ounces/68.4g (including interior)


 
 
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