Russian Empire, Moscow
Silver; carving, gilding
Height 25.7 cm
Maker mark “I.В”; assay (?) master mark “C.C”; Moscow city mark - St. George the Victorious on horseback, slaying a dragon with spear; date "1802"; alloy "84"
Chalice is a bowl for Christian public act of worship, used while consecration of wine and intinction.
Silver chalice with deep hemispherical bowl, on ornately shaped stem and round base. The bowl surface is decorated with treillage-shaped pattern and four medallions with the image of the Deisis (the Christ, Holy Mother and John the Precursor) and the Crucifixion. Liturgical inscription is circumferentially along the chalice crown. The stem is smooth and décor free. The image of treillage and five round medallions with emblematic image of the Holy Passion ornament the chalice base.