Antique 1885 Russian Heavy Solid Silver Cigarette Trinket Box St Petersburg
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Antique 1885 Russian Heavy Solid Silver Cigarette Trinket Box St Petersburg:
Fine 1885 Antique Russian Solid Silver Box Description
FINE ANTIQUE RUSSIAN SOLID SILVER BOX
Impressive Russianantique solidsilver box from St. Petersburgmade in 1885, with a deeply grooved surface on all sides, a handmade buttonlatch in perfect order, & a beautiful gold-gilded interior with hand built rings to hold the cross straps.
The box measures 3-7/8 inches long, just under 2-3/8 inches wide, 7/8 of an inchhigh, & weighs 4.6 ounces, or 131 grams.
It is fully hallmarked with the Cyrillic letters of the maker who I think was Ivan Semenovich Gubkin, the assayer's initials (Vasily Aleksandrovich Petrov, 1883-1893), 84 (.875 silver), & the town mark for St. Petersburg, and the makers mark & 84 with thetown mark are repeated on the lid.
This fine box is in excellent antiquecondition with surface scratching commensurate with its age & slight fading on the gilt interior. Any dark marks in the photosare merely reflections of my camera lens.
SIZE:3-7/8 inches long, 2-3/8 inches wide
WEIGHT:4.6 ounces, or 131grams
RECENTLY, USPS RATES HAVE RISEN SIGNIFICANTLY.IDO NOT MAKE MONEY ON SHIPPING & THE PRICE IS HIGHDUE TO THIS INCREASE,THE WEIGHT,"PROTECTION" COST, & FEES ON SHIPPING,BUT I ONLY CHARGE EXACTLY WHAT IT COSTS ME. THIS IS NECESSARY DUE TO RECENT LOSSES, HOWEVER I DO OFFER COMBINED SENT BY USPSFIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL INSURED.
INTERNATIONAL buyers, PLEASE REQUEST A SHIPPING QUOTE BEFORE THE END OF THE sale OR USE THE SHIPPING CALCULATOR PROVIDED.ALL ITEMS OVER $200, MUST BE INSURED. ANY AMOUNT OVER THEACTUAL COST HANDLING FEE ('s 9% Final Value Fee on shipping full protection during shipment), WILL BE REFUNDED. PLEASE REMIND ME IF I FORGET.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE response AS IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO US SELLERS & PLEASE RECYCLE, AS WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILTY TO THIS BEAUTIFUL PLANET TO EITHER REUSE THE MANY BOXES & PACKING MATERIALS THAT WE RECEIVE OR TO DISPOSE OF THEM PROPERLY THROUGH RECYCLING.
I try so hard to give5 Star Service, soif you are unhappy about anything to do with shipping cost ortransit time, or ANYTHING, please contact me & we will work it out. I ALWAYSship my items within 3-4 days of payment, therefore it is not my fault if the Postal Service delays the delivery, ESPECIALLY in shipping internationally. International Buyers, please wait for an invoice reflecting your additional shipping cost, if not stated,& please contact me for ashipping quote before the end of the sale. Customs duties are not part of the shipping cost & are the sole responsibility of the buyer.PLEASE communicate with me, as I ameasy to work with& fair.
RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF THE ITEM IS DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT THAN STATED IN THE EXTREMELY DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS PROVIDED, & MUST BE POSTMARKED BACK TO ME WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER PERMISSION HAS BEEN GRANTED.
Terms of Sale
Itry to describe all items accurately and to give good visual support through photographs and text of whatI feel is accurate information.
Selling antique and vintage items is not an exact science and a lot of the time it is based on educated guesswork.
If there is clear provenance thenI will provide it. If not,I will give an opinion expressed with a level of confidence based onmy knowledge and experience.I amnot so arrogant to assume thatI amalways correct. I would never deliberately mislead, butIoccasionally get things wrong.
Forany purchase the buyer should make anINFORMEDdecision, based on the information provided and if they are inANY doubt,then it is best not to place aoffer.
Insuranceupon request.Delivery confirmation is provided.
ONLY if the item is decidedly different than stated in the very detailed descriptions & photographs provided, & must be postmarked within 3 business days after permission has been granted by me for the return.
response IS GRATEFULLY REQUESTED! THANK YOU!