A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF-BOX

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VELIKII USTIUG, 1779

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF-BOX
VELIKII USTIUG, 1779
The hinged cover nielloed with a pastoral scene on starburst grounds, the base depicting Helios within rocaille cartouche, the sides with floral motifs, engraved with interlaced Cyrillic initials 'PDK' inside cover, marked inside cover
3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm.) wide
4.06 oz. (126.2 gr.) gross