A Porcelain Mounted Silver Covered Box

THE PORCELAIN APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PROBABLY LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE SILVER WITH INDISTINCT CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK 'F?', MOSCOW, 1896

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A Porcelain Mounted Silver Covered Box
The porcelain apparently unmarked, probably late 19th century, the silver with indistinct Cyrillic maker's mark 'F?', Moscow, 1896
Circular, the cover set with a Vienna style porcelain plaque painted after a portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler in the 'Gallery of Beauties' at Schloss Nymphenburg, the sides with swags of bellflowers between laurel borders, the interior upholstered, with leather base, marked on underside of mount
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diameter