Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this intricate and distinguished antique Imperial Russian vesta case.
The case is beautifully decorated with contrasting hand-engraved silver and niello with the entire exterior featuring floral and foliate scrolls and motifs.Most impressively, despite the seemingly natural flowing and asymmetric engravings, the section at which the lid and base join, the engravings line up perfectly regardless of which way the lid is fitted on. This minute yet incredible attention to detail is truly a delight upon seeing in person and presents the high level of artistry on this piece. Furthermore, the lid slides on/off in such a perfect and smooth manner that it creates a slight vacuum/airtight seal effect yet does not have any uncomfortable resistance.The level of detailing and intricacy of the hand engravings is also particularly impressive considering the limited space and the slight curvature of the vesta case.
There is only a maker's mark which is indistinct, possibly for Molochkov Mikhail Yakovlevich (МЯМ -1808-1824) which would indicate this item would have been made in Moscow.
- Size (mm) L:4.8cm W:2.7cm
- Size (inches) L:1.88 W:1.06
- Weight: 19.12 grams (0.61 oz t)
Good Condition - The case is in good overall antique condition. The interior gilding is worn and the inside wall is heavily tarnished. A very small dink is present on the base along with some signs of where matches may have been previously struck.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
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