A rare circular parcel-gilt silver and niello snuff box


unmarked, possibly Tobolsk, circa 1780

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The cover and base engraved with geographical maps of Siberia, including the Kamchatka peninsula and the Northern Ocean, the rivers marked with engraved sailing ships, also indicating fortresses and forests, the sides with a continuous landscape inscribed with the names of the population living in Siberia, amongst them an 'American', all against a matted gilt ground, gilt interior