Two Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Snuff Boxes

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Moscow, circa 1850

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first nielloed with an architectural view on both the cover and the base, the sides nielloed with diaper Cyrillic makers mark F.M., Moscow 1840; the second also enameled with architectural views on the hinged cover and base, the surrounds nielloed with scrolling foliage, all on a stippled ground