Russian Antique Silver and Niello Circular Box
Circular gilded silver and niello snuffbox, the circular reserves featuring pastoral scenes. The northern Russian historic city of Veliki Ustuig was known for its niello work. Niello is a mixture of copper, silver and lead sulphides used as a black color inlay on an etched metal surface.
Veliki Ustiug, Russia ca.1792
Diameter: 3-5/16 inches