Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

Date: 1876

Country: Russia

Stock Number: 8099

A good quality antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a spirited picture of a 3 horse drawn troika. Weight 155 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Top measures 11 x 6.75 cms. Height 3.5 cms. Marked inside top and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1876.

Literature: Russian silver fineness is measured in zolotniks and there are 96 zolotniks to the Russian pound. 84 zolotniks corresponds to 875 parts per 1000 silver whereas sterling silver has 926 parts per 1000 silver.

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