18th Century Russian Silver and Niello Circular Box
Circular silver and niello box, encircled with silver rope work, and with views of Veliki Ustiug, a historic city in the Russian North, located at the confluence of two rivers. The onion domes of the churches can be glimpsed in the foreground of the cover; the interior is gilded. The city was known for its niello work.
Veliki Ustiug, Russia, ca. 1784
Diameter: 3-3/16 inches