Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

Date: 1895

Country: Russia

Stock Number: 6006

An antique Russian silver case with an excellent niello decoration of a sledge scene to the front with 3 horses. Gilt interior. Weight 97 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Length 9.5 cms, width 5.5 cms. Marked inside with Russian silver stamps for 1895.

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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