Russian Silver Niello Cheroot Case 1879
A Russian silver cheroot case made in Moscow 1879. The exterior has a finely detailed engraved image of the Kremlin.The interior is gilded, and stamped with the Russian Hallmarks.
Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal. It can be used for filling in designs cut from metal