A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT MUG
MARK OF PETER ANDREAS MÖLLER, ST. PETERSBURG, 1826
Tapering form with flared lip, the sides applied with a cut-out frieze of classical girls dancing and playing tambourines accompanied by putti playing lyres beneath three chased oval panels depicting figures around a brazier, a woman pouring wine beside a dolphin and a goddess being pulled along by a child in a chariot, the scroll handle chased with foliage and rim chased with roses and laurel sprays
4 ½ in. (11.3 cm.) high
9 oz. (280 gm.)
Sotheby's, New York, 14 June 1989, lot 249.