Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a medal commemorating the Gangut battle in July 27, 1714

    Snuffbox with a medal commemorating the Gangut battle in July 27, 1714

    Russia, Moscow

    last third of the 18th century

    Silver; chasing, chiselling, gilding

    Height - 1.7; diameter 6.2 cm

    Silver, parcel-gilt, round snuffbox with a detachable lid. A premium award medal for the victory at Gangut in 1714 is built-in the lid. The portrait of Peter the Great is on the medal obverse. Borrowed from “The Book of Mars” (the book, narrating about the Great Northern War battles) of 1713, image of the sea battle in the vicinity of the islands with the circumferential inscription: " ПРИЛѢЖАНИЕ * ИВѢРНО[СТЬ*ПРЕ] ВОСХОДИТЬ*СИЛНО" is on the reverse side. The lid rim is underlined by a strip of ovals; top and bottom edges of the smooth sides – by a belt of geometric ornament. The snuffbox bottom is decorated with a centered carved image of a floral rosette and a belt of ovals on the edge.

    Инв.1631/ДПИ