RUSSIAN SILVER NIELLO SNUFF BOX PROVINCIAL ANTIQUE

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 03, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
TO ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - I AM SORRY, BUT I CAN'T TAKE PAY PAL PAYMENT FOR THIS ITEM IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PAY PAL CONFIRMED SHIPPING ADDRESS. THE FORM OF PAYMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS IS MONEY ORDER OR WIRE TRANSFER. PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING AND WE CAN DISCUSS FORM OF PAYMENT.

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AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED

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.

THE PIECE

All items are guaranteed as described. Checks must clear before shipping. NJ residents - 7% sales tax. Payment must be made within 3 days after the end of the auction.

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