London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
TWO RUSSIAN SILVER BEAKERS
MARK OF FYODOR PETROV, MOSCOW, 1751 AND MAKER'S MARK GG, MOSCOW 174?
tapering cylindrical, one repoussé, chased and engraved with a wide band of scrolls and foliage on stippled ground within plain bands, another repoussé and engraved with three cartouches depicting a satyr, an animal and a landscape, within plain borders, gilt interior, marked under bases
8.4cm. (3¼in.) and 8.7cm. (3 3/8in.) high
See Illustration page 28 (2)
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