Authentic Russian Enamel Jewelry Box *St.Petersburg. View of Peter and Paul Fortress*.
Hand - made and hand - painted by the famous Rostov Finift masters. Maybe used as needles holder.
Box is silver covered brass made. Velvet covered inside the box. Has the factory logo at the bottom.
The box is 2 x 0.6 inch in diameter, 0.6 inch high.
Enamel is a type of glass imbued with paint.
Enamel, from the Latin *smaltum*, a synonym of finift.
Finift, from the Greek translated as a *shining stone*.
Enamel is one of the oldest forms of decorating metal. The process was known in Ancient Egypt and througt Byzantium it was transmitted to Russia. The technique of enamel was known to have been employed in Kievan Rus way back in the 11th century.
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