TWO GILT METAL-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BOXES

RUSSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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TWO GILT METAL-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BOXES
RUSSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
One oval and the other octagonal, the green jasper box applied with the carved portrait of Emperor Alexander I in profile, the octagonal red jasper box centring a green jasper portrait of Emperor Peter I carved in profile, apparently unmarked; together with a composite oval box centring a carved portrait of Emperor Alexander I, three-quarters profile and wearing military uniform, in high relief, bearing Russian marks
3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide and smaller