C.1896 Caucasus 84 Silver Niello Vesta Match Safe Кавказ Kavkaz Antique Russian
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C.1896 Caucasus 84 Silver Niello Vesta Match Safe Кавказ Kavkaz Antique Russian :
Before 1896 Russian 84 Silver & Niello Match SafeVestaMarked for the Кавказ Kavkaz Caucasus I see the 84 mark in 2 places, that is 84 Zolotniki = .875 silver purity.
The top opens up, one can place matches in there.The top of the opener is the strike area.There is room for a candle, I am told, in the open hole that runs the full length.The chain and cap fit within, as well.Very pretty floral silver and black pitch baked to make an enamel, "Niello", a specialtyof the region.2 1/4" long.troy ounces.
From an estate collection.Good old quality.