30 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PROVINCIAL SILVER & NIELLO CARTOGRAPHIC SNUFF BOX,
MARK OF F.V.G. (Cyrilic), VOLOGDA, 1843,
Rectangular with foliate thumbpiece & gilt interior, the cover with map of the Governorate of Vologda (Vologodskaya Guberniya), together with a table of distances between cities, the base with a chart giving statistics for the infrastructure of the area & the sides with armorial shields of the various cities with their respective names on ribbons beside them, later French control marks, 3 in. long (7.5 cm.), 5 oz.
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