15 June 2004,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,988
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Snuff Box
Apparently unmarked, mid 18th century
The circular section box with nielloed scroll motifs on a textures ground, centring a scene of a man playing a violin in a landscape, the sides with scrolls and trophy motif medallions
3¼in. (8.2cm.) diameter, 4oz. (125gr.) gross.
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The inscription loosely translates to 'Even by Death Love Cannot be Extinguished.'
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