Outstanding AND VERY RARE Russian silver niello snuff box. Marked inside on both parts with "84" and 2 other unreadable marks. Circa 1st half of 19th. century, probably provincial - workmanship is not quiet up to Moscow or Saint Petersburg standards - which makes this box much more rare.
Box is about 2 5/8 in. - 6 7/10 cm. long, about 1 9/16 in. - 4 cm. wide and about 3/4 in. - just under 2 cm. tall. Weight is about 2 troy oz. - about 60 grams - feels heavy for the size.
EXCELLENT ANTIQUE CONDITION WITH SOME MINOR SCRATCHES, NO NOTICABLE DENTS. ABSOLUTELY NO REPAIRS. NO LOSSES ON NIELLO. All dark spots you are seeing in the pictures is just a reflection and tarnishing.
Rare piece - the pictures will tell you more, but they don't do justice, this wonderful item is a lot nicer in person then it appears in the pictures.
ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC PIECE OF ANTIQUE RUSSIAN SILVER
Needs some cleaning and polishing.
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