Posted 5 years ago
Belt Buckle from Russia's Caucasus in Niello Silver.
Markings are: 84 ?K and KO probably makers mark.
Between 1896 and 1908, the national mark was the left profile of a woman’s head wearing a diadem (“kokoshnik”). In Russia, two-digit numbers refer to zolotniks, which convert to thousandths, e.g., 84 = 875 silver. The other mark is what I can read a KO or KC probably the makers mark.
Measures 2.4” (6 cm.) by 2” (5 cm.), weighs 27 gr. All parts are present, the two main halves and the chained very small sword.
The last image shows my Russian Niello jewelry.
Have any of you an idea who is the maker and in which city this buckle is made!