Russian Metal Artworks

Money-box with lock

    Money-box with lock

    Russian Empire, Tula

    The 1850s

    Svetchnikov Ivan

    Steel, tin, brass, copper; forging, notching

    Height 7.3 cm, diameter 7.8 cm

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


    Cylindrical steel money-box 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 baskets, emphasized by leaves. The images of hanging lush garlands of flowers and leaves adorn the moneybox body. A padlock closes the money-box with the key.