An excellent antique Russian gold mounted amazonite small box by the firm of BOLIN, jeweler to the Tsars of Russia.
Made in Moscow between 1899 and 1908, by Bolin’s workmaster Ivan Antonovich Flink.
Height 1 3/4 in. (4,2 cm).
Ex-private collection Sweden
Ex-private collection USA
This particular box is illustrated in the exhibition catalog W.A. Bolin Court Jeweller, page 187, Nr. 151.
The Bolin exhibition took place at the Moscow Kremlin Museum in 2001.
The diamond-set gold thumbpiece is shaped as a branch.
Marked with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard (14K), workmaster’s initials ‘I.F’ and Moscow assay stamp with initials of Ivan Lebedkin.
Scratched inventory number 9179.