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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 786

2 Russian Niello Snuff Boxes plus Spanish Knife with Engraved Handle

Estimate: $600 - $700

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1st item: Niello inlaid silver snuff box decorated with view of a Russian city, likely St. Petersburg, on one side with floral decoration and monogrammed reserve on the other. Hinged lid. Stamped 84 for .875 fineness, other illegible hallmarks. 1" H x 3" W x 2" D. Russian, circa 1900. 2nd item: Russian Niello silver snuff box decorated with allover floral scroll pattern and a monogrammed reserve on the hinged lid. Remnants of gilt wash to the interior. Hallmarked for Moscow, late 19th century, with unidentified maker's marks. 5/8"H x 2 1/2" W x 1 3/8" D. 3rd item: Spanish Dagger or Knife with horn handle, iron ferrule and steel blade with engraved decorations including female bust with inscription beneath, "Adelina Pati or Pate", and man on horseback on the reverse side, with inscription "Donde esta vitoria pica no hay remedia acto botica". 11" L. 19th century.

Private Nashville, TN Collection.


1st item: Some wear and tiny scattered losses to Niello inlay, scattered small dents up to 1/8". 2nd item: Surface wear, a few tiny dents and minor inlay losses. 3rd item: Cracking and small loss to handle, some wear to ferrule and decoration of blade. Minor oxidation present on all 3 items, we have not attempted to clean or polish them.