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SOLD - Russian Silver and Niello Enamel Box - Antique 1882

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

SKU: A6365
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Description


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


The sides of the rounded body is embellished with a niello enamel checkered/chequer pattern with a plain paralleling border to the upper and lower portions.


This Russian silver box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover ornamented with a plain shaped thumbpiece to the anterior edge.


The upper plateau of the cover is oranmented with an impressive neillo enamel scene displaying Moscow skyline with a sunburst design to the background.


The underside of the box is embellished with further patterned niello enamel and incorporates a circular shaped vacant cartouche.


The interior of the box retains the original gilding.


The hallmarks to the underside of this Russian silver box include:

Maker's Mark: НФ (untraced)

Assay mark: B.C 1882 (Viktor Vasilyevich Savinsky)

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

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


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


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Date: 1882

Condition


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

The original gilding has wear in keeping with age.

The niello enamel pattern has some minor loss in keeping with age; the Moscow scene is in perfect condition.

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


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


Dimensions


Length 8.7cm/3.4"

Width 4.6cm/1.8"

Height 2.5cm/1"


Weight


4.1 troy ounces/128g


 
 
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