A PARCEL-GILT SILVER BOX

RUSSIA, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER BOX
RUSSIA, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Circular, the detachable cover repoussé and chased with the profile of Count Alexander Vasilevich Suvorov within the Russian inscription 'Count Alexander Vasilevich Suvorov Rimnik Gen[eral]-in-chief', within a berried laurel border, additionally inscribed in Russian 'Copied by Pritki' beneath the Count, the base chased and engraved with a lyrical allegory depicting the victories of Rimnik, Ismail, Fokchani and Kinburn in 1787, 1789 and 1790, apparently unmarked
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diameter
7.6 oz. (215.4 gr.)