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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 208

    A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PROVINCIAL SILVER & NIELLO CARTOGRAPHIC SNUFF BOX,

    MARK OF F.V.G. (CYRILIC), VOLOGDA, 1843,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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