A Russian silver castle-top snuffbox.
Engraved decoration filled with niello.
The hinged lid and base depicting a view of a city.
Initials of the silversmith (cir. = ii roman);
Cyrillic of the assayer Viktor Savinkov (active 1856-1887) and a date 1864;
Russian silver standard of 875/1000 "84";
Hallmark of Moscow (St. George on a horse).
In a gem condition.
Length: 5.8 cm (2" 5/16)