A LARGE SILVER-GILT COVERED BEAKER
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A LARGE SILVER-GILT COVERED BEAKER

MAKER'S MARK OF ALEXANDER SOKOLOV, ST PETERSBURG, 1876

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A LARGE SILVER-GILT COVERED BEAKER
MAKER'S MARK OF ALEXANDER SOKOLOV, ST PETERSBURG, 1876
Tapering cylindrical, on spreading stepped base, the sides applied with cut-card architectural designs including windows, further applied with male and female busts, a horse and a group of agricultural implements, later engraved with a Russian presentation inscription '[To] Vladimir Grigor'evich Mooro from [his] colleagues / I. Nikolaev, V. Nikitin, 1880, A. Voronov, I. Kloditskii', the slightly domed cover with applied dancing peasant on naturalistic mount, marked under base, cover and on beaker
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high
46.79 oz. (1455.4 gr.)
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Lot Essay

Vladimir Mooro (b. 1855), son of Colonel Grigory Mooro, was a renowned Russian architect and military engineer. A graduate of the prestigious Nikolaev Engineering College in St Petersburg in 1873, Mooro established his career in the Amur province, where he rose to the rank of colonel and became the premier architect of the city of Khabarovsk. He was instrumental in the construction of St Innocent Church (1898), a monument of national importance, which was named in honour of the first Bishop of Irkutsk and patron saint of Siberia and the Far East.

A comparable beaker dated 1873, was sold Christie's, London, 9 June 2009, lot 102.
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