A Russian malachite stamp box with gilt bronze mounts, circa 1900. The stepped body with gilt bronze mounts, the cover with two hinged lids, one set with a Russian Imperial Postal Department red four kopek stamp, the other with a green two kopek stamp, the lids opening to reveal gilded compartments for stamps, the base of each level with gilt Greek key mount, raised on lion’s paw feet. Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 1/2 in. (6 x 10.3 x 8.8 cm).
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