Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases



    Russia, Moscow


    Silver, gold; niello, chiselling, gilding

    2.3 x 8.5 x 3.7 cm

    Marks: "АР" (?); "84"; Moscow city coat of arms; illegible assay master's mark above the "..839"

    Silver rectangular snuffbox, gilded inside,  with rounded corners and a hinged lid with golden thumb ramp.  The snuffbox  surface is decorated with a foliage ornament comprised of thin spirally twisted shoots with small leaves and flower buds over niello background. The smooth thumb ramp is semi-oval. It is  decorated with "hatching".