An exceptional, fine and impressive Russian silver gilt and niello enamel beaker; an addition to our Russian silverware collection.
This exceptional antique Russian silver gilt beaker has a plain cylindrical, tapering form.
The surface of this antique beaker is embellished with a fine niello enamel scene depicting a simplified skyline incorporating cloud designs and flanked between two opposing chevron style borders.
The upper rim of the beaker is encircled with applied moulded borders.
The hallmarks struck to the underside of this beaker include:
Maker’s mark: АШ (Andrey Shikhin / Андрей Шихин, Tver)
Assay mark: НД, 1827 (Nikolay Dubrovin/Николай Дубровин)
Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)
City mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)
The surface and interior of this exceptional example of antique silverware retains the original gilding.
* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver
Diameter of rim 5.5cm/2.2″
2 troy ounces/62.7g