20 April 2001
A SILVER NIELLO AND PARCEL-GILT TRAY WITH SIX VODKA CUPS
marked Ovchinnikov with Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1869; the cups with unrecorded Cyrillic initials VS, Moscow, 1870
The circular tray with a central cartouche depicting in niello the monument dedicated to Pojarskii and Minin within niello scrolling foliage depicted as a star., marked on reverse; each beaker with similar niello foliage and cartouches depicting views of the Kremlin, marked on reverse
tray 11in. (28cm.) diam.
33oz. (1kg.42gr.) gross weight
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