This Russian card tray was made in Moscow in 1862 by P. Ovchinnikov. Being made in Russia it is made of .84 silver, the Russian assay standard at that time. The assay mark is seen as "A.C" What this means is that the silver is 84% pure as opposed to sterling silver which is 92.5% pure silver. The bottom of this tray is engraved with an intricate design. This was not done by hand but it is a wonderful example of early machine engraving. The very center of this tray has a place to engrave a monogram. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION. There seems to be a bit of a ripple in the center space, I have tried to photograph it the best that I could. There is a strong possibility that there was a monogram in that space and it was removed. If you are interested in this tray and you want to put your monogram in the center then that ripple does not matter. It is a beautiful tray by any standard but I feel that it is my responsibility to inform potential clients of any flaw in any piece that I sell.
Width: 6 1/2"
Weight: 5 Troy oz.
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