ANTIQUE 18thC RUSSIAN EXCEPTIONAL SILVER-GILT & NIELLO TANKARD, MOSCOW c.1766

ANTIQUE 18thC RUSSIAN EXCEPTIONAL SILVER-GILT & NIELLO TANKARD, MOSCOW c.1766

18,595.00

18th Century Imperial Russian silver-gilt and niello impressive lidded tankard, parcel gilt, of traditional tapering form on a spreading foot, the sides chased with gilt putto masks and trailing foliage and scrolls on textured silver ground, applied with an elaborate, cast thumb-piece and scroll handle, the hinged cover decorated with a niello plaque, the sides bearing three oval reserves depicting ancient warriors.

Hallmarked with Imperial Russian silver marks (875), Assay master B.A, Moscow, year 1766, Maker's mark in Cyrillic A.B C.

Reference Number: A5939

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DESCRIPTION

Antique mid-18th Century Imperial Russian solid silver-gilt and niello impressive lidded tankard, parcel gilt, of traditional tapering form on a spreading foot, the sides chased with gilt putto masks and trailing foliage and scrolls on textured silver ground, applied with an elaborate, cast thumb-piece and scroll handle, the hinged cover decorated with a niello plaque, the sides bearing three oval reserves depicting ancient warriors.

Lid and base hallmarked with Imperial Russian silver marks (875 silver standard), Assay master B.A (unknown), Moscow, year 1766, Maker's mark in Cyrillic A.B C (unknown silversmith, active 1766-1768, see Russian hallmarks, Postnikova -Loseva, page 207)

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage, just minor wear.

SIZE

Height: 21cm
Width: 21 x8.5cm
Weight: 970g