Russian Metal Artworks

Cup with detachable lid

    Cup with detachable lid

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Silver; casting, chasing, carving

    Height 26 cm

    Marks: Moscow city mark; Moscow city mark with the date “1750”; silver alloy “84”; maker’s mark “ГСГ” [?]; initials of assay masters in Cyrillic


    Silver cup with conical bowl with round hemispherical base, with detachable hemispherical lid with ledges and grip, on baluster leg. The bowl and base surfaces are covered with carved rocaille ornament consisting of fancy shape curls and shells over repousse background. The cup detachable lid with grip in the form of cast two-headed eagle under three crowns with a scepter and an orb in its claws is adorned with the same decor. The leg is smooth and free of décor.