The most noteworthy element of this unique design is the pool on top of the lid, in the form of a simple ring on the loop. Another big surprise is that when the lid is removed, the interior of the box and the inside of the lid are richly gilded, powerfully contrasting with the simplicity of the overall design.Nother pleasant surprise is that the bottom of the box and the reverse side of the lid are fully hallmarked. The Russian silver standard is based on the zolotnik, a word derived. The Slavonic word for gold. The zolotnik was originally a gold coin circulating in Kievan Rus in the late 11th century, and was. Originally pegged to 1/96th of a Russian pound, which was later.
Changed to 1/72nd of a Russian pound. One zolotnik is equal to 4,266. Two crossed anchors and a scepter. In Cyrillic: "PS" for Paved Sazikov. In Cyrillic: "EB" for Eduard Fyodorovich.
Length: 2 15/16 inches (7.5cm). Width: 1 3/4 inches (4.5cm).
Height: 1 1/2 Inches (3.75cm). Weight: 5 troy ounces (142.1 grams).Contemporary of Carl Fabergé, Pavel Sazikov is a highly important and respected 19th century Russian silversmith. He firm of Sazikov was founded as a workshop in Moscow by Pavel Sazikov in 1793. Though it remained family run, the business quickly expanded. Ignatti expanded the firm to Saint Petersburg in 1842. Fter Ignattis passing in 1868, his three son continued to run the business in Saint Petersburg, until that branch was closed in 1877. He Moscow branch continued for another ten years before it was taken over by another firm. We guarantee the authenticity of all items to be as represented. Ashville Fine Arts Gallery specializes in a variety of fine art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles and rare finds. If you haven't seen something that interests you or that you collect, please visit often and check our ever expanding inventory. Make a best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report. Examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of item descriptions. Domestic & International Customers are Welcome! All items are carefully packed and insured. The item "Pavel Sazikov, Imperial Russian 84° Silver & Gilt Box, St. 1856" is in sale since Monday, June 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "ashvillegallery" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.