A SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO INKSTAND

MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'BM', PROBABLY MOSCOW, CIRCA 1805

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A SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO INKSTAND
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'BM', PROBABLY MOSCOW, CIRCA 1805
Ovoid, on four shell feet and trompe l'oeil leaf-shaped footed base, the nielloed cover with interlaced initials, possibly 'LV', and dated 1805 surmounted by an eagle on sunburst ground, marked on base
4¾ in. (11.5 cm.) wide
5.27 oz. (149.6 gr.) gross