A RUSSIAN GILDED SILVER TANKARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1730

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The cylindrical body repousse and chased with birds inhabiting scrolling foliage and engraved with armorials, the center of the hinged cover set with a medallion of Empress Catherine I, with three foliate ball supports and similar thumbpiece, the base engraved in Cyrillic, "Astrakhan, 1731," Cyrillic maker's mark G.D.