Description: rectangular with rounded corners, the lid applied with an emerald, diamond and ruby-set lozenge centred by an octagonal step-cut emerald and framed by diamond-set scrolls mounted in yellow gold over red enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, a diamond at each corner, chased with scrollwork on a
sablé ground, two sides and the base engraved with scroll-framed medallions of riverscapes and architectural scenery on reeding, the corners and base chased with flower motifs in relief
, maker's name, workmaster's mark B.K, assay master Dmitriì Ilbich Tverskoì (1834-1851), city mark, further struck: 56 (for 14 ct gold), numbered: 3082, 161, 934, later French import marks
Dimensions: 9.2cm., 3 5/8 in. wide
Condition Report: overall very good condition. The lid missing two pins, the lining slightly loose. The emerald on the right hand-side of the lozenge had previously fallen out and was set in again.
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Alexander von Solodkoff, Russian Gold and Silver, London, 1981