22 May 2001
A RUSSIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Andreas Dahlberg (fl. 1786-1818), marked, with the St Petersburg town mark, assay master Aleskander Ilyitch Yashinov, struck with inventory number 4
Rectangular box of oblong section, the cover and base engine-turned with a rosette enclosing foliate garlands on a burnished ground, within a rectangle chased with flowers within a basket-weave border, left and right hand borders of cover and base engine-turned with stylized leaves on a vertically reeded ground, the convex front and read sides engraved with circles enclosing quatrefoils, on a horizontally reeded ground, left and right hand side walls engine-turned with horizontal reeding
3 7/16 in. (88 mm.) wide
2¾ oz. (81 gr.)
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For biographical information on Dahlberg, see lot 191.
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