Russian Czarist snuffbox, silver and niello, having a cover bearing an equestrian portrait of Grand Duke Alexander Nicholaiecitch, later known as Alexander II, and being inscribed in Cyrillic. It has decorations depicting the Kremlin walls on base. An important offering.
Medium: .875 Silver (hallmarked "84").
Weight: Approximately 3.7 troy oz total weight.
Made by Ivan Kaltikov in Moscow, Russia.
Hallmarked "84" for .875 silver as well as other hallmarks.
Provenance: purchased at A La Vielle Russie, 5th Ave, New York City, thence from the estate of Baroness Mary McFall de Gunzburg of New York City, New York and Miami Beach, Florida.
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