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Russian Antique Silver and Niello Circular Box

Russian Antique Silver and Niello Circular Box

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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

$14,500

Russian Antique Silver and Niello Circular Box, bottomRussian Antique Silver and Niello Circular Box, interior