A RUSSIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A RUSSIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX

MAKER'S MARK C E, CIRCA 1830/1840, STRUCK WITH THE TOWN MARK FOR MOSCOW AND THE RUSSIAN STANDARD MARK FOR 14 CARAT GOLD

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A RUSSIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK C E, CIRCA 1830/1840, STRUCK WITH THE TOWN MARK FOR MOSCOW AND THE RUSSIAN STANDARD MARK FOR 14 CARAT GOLD
cartouche-shaped box with bombé sides, the cover chased with a seated knight and his lady within a vaulted room with a dog lying by their side, within scrolling foliate cartouche, the sides and base chased with similar scrolling on a moiré pattern engine-turned ground, the base engraved with cyrillic initials II.I.N within an octagonal cartouche, polished gold borders and slightly raised foliate thumbpiece
3¼ in. (84 mm.) wide
3½ oz. (112 gr.)
Provenance
Christie's, Rome, 10 December 1999, lot 545.

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Lot Essay

The maker's mark on this box is the same as those on a Russian box in the Louvre, illustrated in S. Grandjean, Les tabatières du musée du Louvre, Paris, 1981, p. 441, no. 531.
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