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For your consideration is an exceedingly rare and historically important c. 1890s antique Imperial Russian Niello sterling silver napkin ring, featuring traditional Imperial Russian design and motifs, with a Royal coat of arms shield and cypher, no monogram. This Russian Imperial Niello 84 silver napkin ring is fully hallmarked. Imperial Russian Niello Silver napkin ring measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 1.125 and is octagon shaped. Weight is 26.54 grams. Russian napkin ring is original.

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Description – Splendid good gauge solid silver. Snuff box of rectangular form with a hinged lid and thumb piece. Both sides have niello decoration with engraved rural town scene with a river surrounded by scrolls with the sides having further niello decoration. Interior has rich silver-gilt. Russian hallmarks with “84” stamped indicating 840/ 1000 grade solid silver. Saint George and the Dragon motif for Moscow assay, maker’s mark and the assayers stamp for 1853. Condition – In good condition, no dents, dings, dints, holes or repairs. Engraved decoration crisp and clear with no rubbing or wear but there is niello loss, mostly to the lid. Silver-gilt is rich and bright. Hinge is tight closing the lid securely. Images are part of both the description and condition report. Dimensions & Weight – 8.5cm long x 5.3cm wide x 2.2cm high. Weight is 111 grams. Please have a browse in my shop.