Silver tabatière, master Alexander Ivanov Shilin, Veliki Ustyug, around 1830


SKU: 073-0413

Russian tabatière with the coat of arms of Prince Nikita Ivanovich (Dondukov)-Korsakov (1776-1857) and the city map of Veliki Ustyug, Master Alexander Ivanov Shilin (1800-1842; Nielloschniedmeister 1824-1841, from 1836 head of the craftsmen, one of the important masters of his time; Goldberg, no. 78), Veliki Ustyug, c. 1830, silver, gilt, niello decoration, 3.5 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm, approx. 205 gr.

Prov.: A la Vieille Cité, 350 rue St. Honoré, Paris.

About the name: Veliki = Great, Ustjug = mouth of the Jug City (approx. 900 km east of St. Petersburg) has belonged to the Grand Duchy of Moscow since the end of the 14th century.
Height: 3.5 cm | 1.38 in.
Width: 7.5 cm | 2.95 in.
Depth: 6.0 cm | 2.36 in.


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