Fine Provincial Russian Niello Silver Buckle & Seven Sash Ornaments-1896-1908
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Fine Provincial Russian Niello Silver Buckle & Seven Sash Ornaments-1896-1908:
Up for offer is an antique provincial Russian niello silver belt buckle and seven letter / numeral belt or sash ornaments. The buckle is about 2 1/2 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide and the letters are about 1 7/8 inches tall by 7/8 inch wide. The pieces are mounted on a modern piece of black ribbon and the whole piece weighs 94 grams (including the ribbon). The buckle is held together with a sword-form pin on a chain. The buckle bears an 84 Zolotniki mark from the 1896-1908 period and a marker’s mark as shown. The belt ornaments have a maker’s mark of [MPM] an a circular assay mark form the same 1896-1908 period.<P>
Condition on the belt fittings is good. There is just minor damage and normal wear from use. Some interesting pieces of provincial niello silverwork!<P>