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A Russian kalkan jasper box in gilded silver mount, the box formed as a large egg, the lid mounted with an allegorical gilded silver terminal formed as a seated putto gesturing to a scroll, the mount containing the lower half struck with Cyrillic initials I.N. (И.Н.), possibly for silversmith Johann Neugron, & Saint Petersburg hallmarks circa 1895. 10 ¾ in. x 27.5 x 11.5 cm
John Atzbach Antiques is pleased to have loaned this object to the upcoming exhibition Tradition & Opulence: Orthodox Easter in Imperial Russia at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, from April 6th to August 7th, 2020. Please feel free to contact us for details.
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