ANTIQUE 19thC IMPERIAL RUSSIAN 14K GOLD, ENAMEL & AMETHYST SNUFF BOX c.1830

ANTIQUE 19thC IMPERIAL RUSSIAN 14K GOLD, ENAMEL & AMETHYST SNUFF BOX c.1830

19,995.00

19th Century Imperial Russian 14k gold snuff box, of cartouche form with bombe sides, the base carved out of amethyst, mounted with a gold lid, chased and engraved with foliate scrolls and set with a hand painted enamel plaque surrounded with a thick acanthus leave boarder, shaped thumbpiece.

Hallmarked with Russian 56 gold marks (585 standard), St. Petersburg, French guarantee marks (used 1838-present), Makers mark Indistinct, probably by Keibel.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5325

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Imperial Russian 14k gold snuff box, of cartouche form with bombe sides, the base carved out of amethyst, mounted with a gold lid, chased and engraved with foliate scrolls and set with a hand painted enamel plaque surrounded with a thick acanthus leave boarder, shaped thumbpiece.

Hallmarked with Russian 56 gold marks (585 standard), St. Petersburg, French guarantee marks (used 1838-present), Makers mark Indistinct, probably by Keibel. Keibel workshop (active 1768-1910) is considered as one of the most important Russian Imperial jewelers specialising in gold boxes and medals, in 1836 Keibel Junior was commissioned to make the Russian Imperial crown and later important Imperial medals and orders.

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

Height: 4cm
Width: 8 x 5cm
Weight: 163g