A large silver-gilt covered beaker

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CYRILLIC MARK OF ALEKSANDER SOKOLOV, ST. PETERSBURG, 1873

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A large silver-gilt covered beaker
Cyrillic mark of Aleksander Sokolov, St. Petersburg, 1873
Circular, on spreading stepped base with beaded border, the tapering sides applied with cut-card architectural designs including windows, further applied with male and female busts, a harness and a group of agricultural implements, later engraved with a Russian presentation inscription, the slightly domed cover with applied dancing peasant on naturalistic mound, marked under base and on rim
12¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high
11.68 oz. (364 gr.)
The Russian inscription reads : 'To Yakov Andreevich Spyalti as a sign of memory from Count Ivan Aleksandrovich Apraksin for twenty-five years of excellent management of the estate'. The reverse engraved '1856 XXV 1881'.