A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO CARTOGRAPHIC BOX

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MARK OF IVAN ZHILIN, VELIKII USTIUG, 1777

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO CARTOGRAPHIC BOX
MARK OF IVAN ZHILIN, VELIKII USTIUG, 1777
Oval, the hinged cover depicting a map of the Battle of Chesma, with the Russian ships of the line, each inscribed with its name, opening fire on the Ottoman fleet in Chesma Bay, the base depicting two battleships and smaller boats off a coastal fortress, the sides depicting settlements and inscribed with names, with gilt interior, marked inside base; the flange with French import marks
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) wide
4.5 oz. (127.5 gr.) gross