Russia, Velikiy Ustyug
Silver; niello, chiselling, repousse, gilding
6.7 х 3.8 х 1.2 cm
Marks: Velikiy Ustyug coat of arms; "..Т/..07"
Silver parcel gilt rectangular box, with rounded corners, hinged lid with a thumb ramp. The box lid and bottom are decorated with centered round medallions with allegorical images of Friendship (cover) and Hope (bottom) on gilded repousse background. The empty space around the medallions and lateral sides is filled with geometric patterns. Gilded belt of waves and zigzags underlines the hinged lid edges, the bottom and sides. The box decorative design is made in niello technique.