• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5810

    Russian Art

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    AN UNUSUAL RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX

    NO MAKER'S MARK, MOSCOW, 1806

    Price Realised  

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    AN UNUSUAL RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX
    NO MAKER'S MARK, MOSCOW, 1806
    Of gorget form, with stippled surfaces, cover & base with military trophies, narrow laurel leaf border, the cover with flush hinge, a pseudo-Persian inscription all around the sides, gilt interior.
    3¼ in. wide (8.4 cm.)
    4 oz. (124 gm.)


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    It has been suggested that the "Persian " inscription was copied by someone unfamiliar with this script & thus it is illegible.

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