A PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP

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RUSSIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP
RUSSIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
Circular, the interior of the bowl centring a repoussé and chased rosette, the exterior engraved with a border of scrolling foliage at the rim and two panels at the sides, applied with a lion-mask ring handle at one side, the sides centring roundels with the engraved inscriptions 'Cup [belongs to] monk Sergiy Rozhestvenskii' and 'This cup [belongs to] Mark Sheshkov and was purchased from the previous treasurer monk Sergiy on 7 June 1686, from whom this cup [which belongs to] Ioann Son of Grogirii Shelepin was purchased from monk Moisey Sheshkov', unmarked, the base engraved with the weight '42 zolot. count'
5 in. (12.7 cm.) diameter
5.66 oz. (175.9 gr.)