Russian Empire, Moscow
Girshi Lizerin silverware workshop
Silver; presswork, gilding
12.1 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm
Marks: workshop – “ГЛ”; tee of Moscow assay office: initials of assay master A. Artsybashev “A.A.” above the date “1889”; silver alloy “84” and Moscow coat of arms- St. George the Victorious, slaying the dragon with his spear
Silver box, gilded inside, made in the Russian style in the form of a wicker square birch-bark basket with a flap lid. The box sides have specific textured surface that imitates three different variants of basketwork out of splint. Smooth flap lid ends with smooth round grip.