A RARE AND LARGE PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER DEPICTING EIGHT SYBILS

RUSSIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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A RARE AND LARGE PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER DEPICTING EIGHT SYBILS
RUSSIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
Of tapering octagonal form, on an octagonal foot, with flaring lip, each side finely engraved with a gilt image of a Sybil within a classical shaped cartouche, inscribed above with the geographical names for each Sybil, further engraved below with a prophetic pronouncement, interior gilt, marked with a double-headed eagle on the top rim and foot, engraved under base with numeral '94', also with a French import mark
8¾ in. (22.2. cm.) high
12.5 oz. (391 gr.)