Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this fine Imperial Russian antique silver Samorodok snuff box case made by Rudolf Veyde (Рудольф Вейде) c.1900, Moscow
To those with a keen eye and expertise in Russian silver, this case undoubtedly presents itself stylishly enough. However, to the untrained eye, its unique design and process of craftsmanship may well be easily overlooked. This case is made in "Samorodok" fashion - a Russian word meaning metal in its natural state.
The entirety of the case is finished with a unique roughened texture which is created by heating the surface to near melting points, then quickly cooling it down in cold water, resulting in the surface leaving a similar effect to lava once a volcano's magma cools down.
An example of how such textures can be achieved through heating/cooling.
Such unique, creative and avant-garde craftsmanship resulted in such designs being highly desirable and stylish with large names such as Faberge commonly leading and creating magnificent pieces with this technique.
A clear example of such ingenious style may be seen from the brand Cartier which replicated similar designs in their own products later down the line in history.
In addition to its unique design, this case has also been fully gilt on the interior and the thumbpiece of the case also features a ruby cabochon stone. (Possibly a replacement from an earlier cabochon).
The overall build quality is fine and has an impressive feel in hand.
The case has been fully hallmarked on both sides with the maker's mark and 84 kokoshnik mark (for St Petersberg).
A superb piece of antique Russian silver ideal for those looking to add the finest and most stylish box to their collection whether it be for display or personal use. In an era with so many similar designs, brands and consumerism, indulge yourself with a timeless yet avant-garde design bound to interest and earn high regards from those with an eye for fine works of silver, jewellery and art.
- Size (mm) L:100mm W:70mm H:17mm
- Size (inches) L:3.93 W:2.75 H:0.66
- Weight: 144 grams (5.1 oz)
Good Condition - The box is in good antique condition with no major or issues. Some slight surface wear is present on the exterior highpoints and the closure of the lid is slightly tight. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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