A silver Charka
marked with the Cyrillic initials of Grigorii Serebrianikov, Moscow, circa 1760
Thistle shaped, the body chased and engraved with flutes and foliage, the tall spreading rim with a band of chased and engraved scrolls, on stippled ground, with a Russian adage above 'Live, be happy, sing and drink, but do not promise anything', marked under base
2in. (5cm.) diam.