A Gilded Silver and Niello Tea Caddy and Sugar Box with Moscow Scenes, Feodor Yartsev, Moscow, circa 1890

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The top and sides with niello ornament in the 17th century style, in rectangular reserves on the sides of the tea caddy and sugar box are depicted views of important Moscow architectural monuments such as St. Basil's, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and the Great Kremlin Palace, the interiors gilded, the tea caddy with cork stopper

covers engraved with the Cyrillic initials A.M.Sh. beneath a princely crown

Height of tea caddy 5 in.
12.7 cm