Because of how it is stamped simply "silver, " I'm dating it to the late 1800's. On the right claw, on the middle toe, it is stamped with numbers 8 and a 4 on it, for 84 zolotnik ; 84/96 or 875/1000 parts pure silver or.
875 very tiny and requires a good magnifying glass. There also appear to be initials in Cyrillic letters. 8 1/2 inches long x 3 inches high at the head. Beautiful and extremely detailed work.
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