A silver niello covered Tankard
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A silver niello covered Tankard

MARKED IN CYRILLIC GUBKIN WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1856

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A silver niello covered Tankard
marked in Cyrillic Gubkin with Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1856
Tapering cylindrical, the body with a wide band of niello strapwork arabesques enclosing four cartouches, two with views of Saint Basil's Cathedral and Spasskii Tower, within reeded bands, with a lower border engraved with a Russian drinking adage, the hinged cover engraved in the centre with a cockerel in a roundel with niello arabesque surround, the rim engraved in Russian 'To his dear teacher Karl Val'ts Moscow 1858 June 1st', the scroll handle with niello stylized leaf design and pierced V thumbpiece, gilt interior, marked under base and cover
55/8in. (14.2cm.) high
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

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