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This plate is a fine and characteristic example of the Russian use of "niello": a technique which, although known much earlier, flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries in Moscow. A black alloy of silver, copper, lead and sulphur was applied to incised decoration on silver and fused to the...

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Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

A la Vieille Russie, Inc., New York. by 1978, John Goelet, New York; 1978, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 15, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Russian (Moscow), late 17th century

Object Place

Russia

Accession Number

1978.456

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver and niello

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver