Russian gemstone and cameo mounted silver box

£12,000

This charming Russian silver casket-shaped box is adorned with a host of beautifully coloured gemstones as well as finely carved portrait cameos.

 

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Description

This elegant miniature casket is crafted from silver. The casket features an oval-shaped body finished with vertical reeding. The bottom and top of the body are mounted with rope-twist friezes, while the body is set on four feet. The hinged cover of the casket is similarly decorated and opens to reveal a velvet lined interior. The external surfaces of the casket are profusely adorned with arrangements of polychrome gemstones and white-on-black cameo portraits.

The silver is marked ‘EK’ and ’84 / A*C / 1894’.

Details

Country of Origin
Russian
Date of Manufacture
1894
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Russian Interest
Material
Semi-precious stones, Silver
Colour
Multi-coloured, Silver

Dimensions

Height
7 cm / 2.8 inches
Width
12 cm / 4.7 inches
Depth
10 cm / 3.9 inches

Reference:
16767

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