Lot 466: TWO RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SNUFF BOXES, MOSCOW, LATE 18TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: rounded rectangular, each nielloed with pastoral scenes and townscapes, 84 standard, lacking maker's marks, the smaller with Austrian control mark of 1806-07
In good condition overall. The gilding is rubbed throughout and there are light surface scratches and minor bruises to the edges.
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Provenance: Bulgari, Rome (larger)
Dimensions: width of widest 4 ¾ in.