Russian Empire, Moscow
Last quarter of the 19th century
Silver; painted filigree enamel
4.4 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Marks: "BP”; Moscow city mark; alloy “84”
Silver rectangular matchbox with slotted ornately shaped walls, decorated in the Russian style with the painted images filigree enamel. The matchbox front sides are decorated with the eight-petal flower located on blue background with diverging curls with leaves and flowers at the ends in reflection symmetry. The edges of all sides are framed by a row of filigree rings with white enamel. The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of orange-yellow, brown, white, red, green and turquoise shades.