ANTIQUE RUSSIAN SILVER RED SQUARE MOSCOW NIELLO ENAMEL SNUFF BOX c1855
An antique Russian solid silver snuff box; beautifully made, with finely engraved decoration to the outer, finished with niello enamel depicting two views of Red Square, Moscow.
An unusual, high quality and fabulously collectable antique box!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Signs of wear & faint enamel loss to crosshatched decoration commensurate with age and use, an old solder repair visible to one inside corner. Interior gilding shows some scratching and fading. Please see pictures for overall condition.
DATE/MARKS: Russian hallmark for Moscow 1855. Maker's marks TB (in Cyrillic).
DIMENSIONS: 3 ¼ x 2 inches (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 102 grams.