Absolutely unique tabatiere circa 1880. Body of solid silver in min. 800/- with elaborately engraved rims, fire gilding on the inside. Surface decorated with enamel painting that deceptively copies the stone surface of a malachite. The curved surface of the back fits like a flatterer to the wearer's trouser pocket (pocket flatterer). The clasp of the hinged lid is held by a semicircular turquoise in a cabochon. The work is strongly reminiscent of the "Rostov Finift" of the late 19th century. Excellent condition, worthy of collecting, museum quality. Unmarked, probably Russia.
Measures & Details
- Silver min 800/- tested
- L/W/H: 7,5 x 5 x 1,5 cm
- Weight 108 g
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