An excellent quality antique Russian silver beaker with a deep embossed and engraved decoration. Parcel gilt. Large size. Around the body there are three vignettes – a cherub with bow and arrow, a tree and a cockerel. Superb heavy quality. Excellent rich colour. Contains 620 ml. Weight 289 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. Height 13.8 cms. Diameter 10.2 cms. Marked underneath with Russian silver marks for St Petersburg. Maker Clas Johann Elers. Circa 1750.
Biography – Clas Johann Elers, Russian silversmith, worked in St Petersburg. Active in the mid 18th century.