London, South Kensington
30 November 2007
AN 18TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER PINEAPPLE CUP & COVER,
MARK OF VD (Cyrillic), MOSCOW, CIRCA 1752/3, ASSAY MASTER M.G (Cyrillic),
Baluster body with rococo-chased lobes, on figural support modelled as a long-haired, bearded man with floral loin-cloth, the domed foot & cover similarly lobed, the latter capped by a double-headed Imperial eagle finial, marked on each piece including the figural support, 13¾ in. high (35 cm.), 14 oz.
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