Russian silver-gilt and niello salt cellar and cover
Assaymaster Cyrillic Initials V.A. (Post-nikova-Losseva #596)
Moscow, circa 1780, of bomh'e form, the sides nielloed with neo-classical male figures within hemispherical reserves, the surrounds with flowers and foliage, the slip-on domed cover neilloed similarly, with cone finial, raised on three dolphin feet, complete with liner, makers mark unclear, possibly Cyrillic initials M.M.N. (Postnikova-Losseva #894).