A silver-gilt and niello snuff box

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A silver-gilt and niello snuff box assaymaster A. Vichliaiev, Moscow, 1784 circular, the lid inset with a silver-gilt medallion, signed Wachter, of Empress Catherine II the Great, the reserve engraved with a sunburst with scalloped border filled with martial trophies, the sides and base similarly decorated diameter 9.2 cm, 3 5/8 in