Russian Metal Artworks

Tobacco box

    Tobacco box

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Mikhail Isaakov gold and silverware workshop

    Silver; embossment, gilding

    7.2 x 17.1 x 11.2 cm

    Mark of the workshop “MИ”; tee of Saint-Petersburg Assay office: initials of assay master Alexander Sevier – “A.C.” above the date “1892”, alloy “84” and city coat of arms; tee of Saint-Petersburg city Assay office in the shield: alloy “84”, initials of assay master Alexander Sevier – “A.C.” and Saint-Petersburg coat of arms above the date “18…” (illegible)


    Rectangular silver partly gilded inside and on the external side box with hinged lid. The box sides are covered with embossed pattern, imitating the surface of wooden tobacco packaging banded with two crossed ornamental ribbons with the image of two-headed eagle and Cyrillic inscriptions. The letters –“PFFP (?)” are in the ribbons crossing. Embossed dedication inscription in Cyrillic is the hinged lid inner side: “За благодарность и хлопоты // I.V.1894”.