A Russian silver-gilt and niello tabatiere

maker's mark indistinct, Moscow, circa 1800

Of circular form, the lid centering a depiction of a classical landscape with figures, the underside with a rustic landscape, the whole within engine-turned and niello foliate decorative banding.

Dia: 3 1/4 in. Weight: 3.18 oz. t.

Estimate $2,000-3,000

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