Fabulous carved snuff box of Russian interest.
The beautifully shaped lid is intricately carved with the Russian double headed eagle shield. The eagle is topped with a crown with a cross. Additionally, the lid has two really folky trees. The entire background is carved with what looks like lines of tiny dots. The waist of the box has a wonderful carved design of a feather which extends all the way around the box, ending in arrows on both sides. Please check all the photos for additional carved motifs.
Really an outstanding snuff box, worthy of any collection of Russia oriented items, snuffboxes, or folk art.
The condition is excellent. The hings is slightly pulled up on one side of the inside lid. The lid appears slightly askew, but it closes fine. There are several very minor old chips on the bottom.
The box measures about 4" long by about 3" wide by about 1" high.
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