This is a beautiful Antique Russian Niello Silver Snuff Box with an interwoven floral / Leaf Design and dated 1874. The top of the box has a center cartouche monogrammed with the initials “RS” and the interior of the box is gilt. The box is marked inside of the lid and base with an unidentified makers mark that appears to read “A. MATИCEH ъ ”. The inside of the base is stamped with the Moscow city mark and “B.C 1874” which is the Moscow assayer mark for Viktor Vasilyevich Savinsky and the year 1874. The box is marked in 3 places “84”; inside of the lid and base and on the rim near the latch. Russian 84 silver is equivalent to .875 silver. The snuff box measures approximately 2-3/4 inches long, 2 inches wide 1 inch tall and weighs 98.6 grams. Other than some light scratches this Moscow Russia Niello silver snuff box is in very good antique condition.
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