20 May 2015
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO TROMPE L'OEIL TANKARD
MARK OF VASILII SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1867
The body tapering cylindrical, the sides nielloed with views of the Moscow Kremlin, enclosed in roundels, chased and engraved with scrolling geometric motifs at intervals, inscribed on the upper border with Russian drinking sayings, the hinged cover with conforming decoration, with shaped thumb-piece and curved handle, the interior gilt, marked inside cover and under base
6 in. (15 cm.) high
25.1 oz. (780.3 gr)
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919).
Princess Nina Georgievna Chavchavadze (1901-1974).
Prince David Pavlovich Chavchavadze (1924-2014).
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