PROPERTY OF A DECEASED'S ESTATE
MARKED WITH THE INITIALS OF AFANASSII & STEPAN POPOV, VELIKII USTIUG, CIRCA 1770,
A PARCEL-GILT AND NIELLO SNUFF-BOX,
Marked with the initials of Afanassii & Stepan Popov, Velikii Ustiug, circa 1770,
rectangular, the cover and each panel with a niello scène galante within a gilt stippled ground, with engraved cityscape and scroll borders, the interior of the cover with a similar scene, the reverse with a niello landscape, gilt interior, marked with niello initials on the base
3 1/8in. (8cm.) long; 6oz.