Cartographic Box, Russian, c.1800

Silver and Niello


The cover decorated with a map of the city of Tobolsk and a panoramic view of the town, the sides with seven maps of named Siberian towns, the base with a map of the city of Tyumen, with gilt interior.

8 cm in diameter.

Probably Tobolsk, circa 1800.


Christie’s, Geneva, 12th November 1984, lot 40.

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