Russian Metal Artworks

Money-box with lock and key

    Money-box with lock and key

    Russian Empire, Tula

    The 1850s

    Svetchnikov Ivan

    Steel, tin, brass, copper forging, notching; forging, notching

    Height 6.0 cm, diameter 5.9 cm

    Marks: on the moneybox bottom underside “ВЪ ТУЛѢ. И. СВѢЧНИКОВЪ”


    Cylindrical steel moneybox with a hinged lid, a loop and an eyelet for the lock. The hinged lid with low rounded flange and oblong slot in the center is decorated with notched flower bouquets. The images of hanging lash garlands of flowers and leaves adorn the moneybox body. A padlock locks the moneybox with the key.