Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Russian silver chalice; an addition to our collection of wine and drinks related silverware.

This exceptional antique Russian silver chalice has a circular bell shaped form onto a knopped pedestal and circular domed foot.

The surface of this silver chalice is embellished with engraved decoration depicting four circular cartouches, displaying three simplified portraits of Russian Orthodox icons, in addition to a Patriarchal cross between two swords.

Each cartouche is encompassed with plain paralleling borders and segmented with large leaf designs, incorporating further scrolling leaf designs to the lower rounded portion.

The drinking vessel is supported by a baluster shaped knopped pedestal, ornamented to the lower knop with engraved leaf ornamentation.

The foot is encircled with further engraved portraits and foliate designs, in addition to bands of engraved basket weave style ornamentation to the rim.

The hallmarks to the underside of this antique silver chalice include:

Maker’s Mark: Д4 beneath a coronet (Untraced)

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)

City Mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)

* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver

Dimensions
Height 27.8cm/10.9″

Diameter of rim 11.2cm/4.4″

Diameter of base 16.7cm/6.6″

Weight
20.4 troy ounces/635g

Object History

Maker: Untraced Maker’s Marks
Date: Circa 1900
Origin: Moscow, Russia

Object Condition

This antique silver chalice is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition in keeping with age.

There is some discolouration to the surface of the chalice, as to be expected with such a piece.

The Russian hallmarks struck to the surface of the vessel and foot of the chalice are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique chalice.

Object Classification

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