Imperial Russian silver snuff box 1852
Superb quality Russian silver snuff box 1852
- A superb quality Russian rectangular snuff or tobacco box. The box has wonderfully executed foliage scroll engraving front and back. It has oval ends and a hinged inset lid which fits superbly. The interior is gilded. Engraved with a date in 1852 to one end and GG to the other end.
It weighs 100 grams and measures 9 by 5 cms.
It seems to carry the Riga town mark with the Assay Master XS and makers mark AM and the 84 zolotnik for .875 silver. The lid also carries the 84 zolotnik and makers mark.