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SOLD - Russian Silver and Niello Enamel Box - Antique 1851

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Russian silver and niello enamel box; an addition to our Russian silverware collection

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SOLD - Russian Silver and Niello Enamel Box - Antique 1851
SOLD - Russian Silver and Niello Enamel Box - Antique 1851

Description


This exceptional antique Russian silver box has a rounded rectangular shaped form.


The surface of the box is embellished with fine and impressive niello enamel depicting a simplified floral and scrolling leaf design.


The box is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover with a shaped silver thumbpiece.


The interior of this antique box retains the original gilding.


The hallmarks struck to the interior of this impressive box include:

Maker's mark: ПВ (BA)

Assay mark: А.К 1851 (Andrey Antonovich Kovalsky/Андрей Антонович Ковалский)

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

City Mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)


This impressive antique Russian silver box is an exceptional example of its type.


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


Date: 1851

Condition


This antique Russian silver box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The niello enamel is in perfect condition.

The hallmarks struck to the interior of the box and cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 8.5cm/3.3"

Width 4.8cm/1.9"

Height 2.6cm/1"


 
 
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