Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case
A good quality antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a spirited picture...
A good quality antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a spirited picture of a 3 horse drawn troika. Weight 155 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Top measures 11 x 6.75 cms. Height 3.5 cms. Marked inside top and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1876.
Literature: Russian silver fineness is measured in zolotniks and there are 96 zolotniks to the Russian pound. 84 zolotniks corresponds to 875 parts per 1000 silver whereas sterling silver has 926 parts per 1000 silver.
This attractive silver box is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The gilt inside is still bright and good. The silver marks are good and clear. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
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