Lot 24
 

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Russian Parcel-Gilt Silver and Niello Circular Snuff Box
Unmarked, probably Moscow or Velikii Ustiug, late 18th Century
Circular, the cover nielloed with Jupiter, holding thunderbolts in his right hand and flanked by an eagle, above a reclining figure, the sides nielloed with figures and angels bordered by scrolling foliage and winged caryatids, variously inscribed in Russian: Hope will not let you perish between the lions; Learning to shoot; Under the shadow of your wings you are my protector; I defend the truth; I know I am truthful; You cannot get the truth by force. Height 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm), diameter 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm).

Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000

 

Russian Parcel-Gilt Silver and Niello Circular Snuff Box
Unmarked, probably Moscow or Velikii Ustiug, late 18th Century
Circular, the cover nielloed with Jupiter, holding thunderbolts in his right hand and flanked by an eagle, above a reclining figure, the sides nielloed with figures and angels bordered by scrolling foliage and winged caryatids, variously inscribed in Russian: Hope will not let you perish between the lions; Learning to shoot; Under the shadow of your wings you are my protector; I defend the truth; I know I am truthful; You cannot get the truth by force. Height 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm), diameter 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm).

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