Russian Metal Artworks

Purse with Cyrillic inscription

    Purse with Cyrillic inscription

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Feodor Abakumov silverware workshop

    Silver, fabric; embossment, niello

    8.0 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm

    Maker’s mark “ѲА”; assay master’s mark (?) “TC”, Moscow city mark, date “1880” and alloy “84”


    Silver rectangular purse with rounded corners, comprised of two halves with snap shutter. The purse surface imitates bast weaving. Smooth strip with niello (?) Cyrillic inscription is along the central part of the top and bottom covers. The purse with three interior compartments upholstered in blue fabric.