FINE RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO LARGE TABLE SNUFF BOX

Assaymaster Mikhail Okonishinikov, Veliki Ustyug, 1755

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Of rectangular shape, the borders chased with a wavy pattern, the hinged cover nielloed with a hunting scene depicting two horsemen with their hounds in pursuit of deer, the sides nielloed with birds inhabiting rococo foliage and shellwork, lacks maker's mark.