A SILVER AND NIELLO CHARKA AND A SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUP

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THE CHARKA, MARK OF PETR IVANOV, MOSCOW, LATE 17TH CENTURY; THE CUP, RUSSIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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A SILVER AND NIELLO CHARKA AND A SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUP
THE CHARKA, MARK OF PETR IVANOV, MOSCOW, LATE 17TH CENTURY; THE CUP, RUSSIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
One hemispherical on three claw-and-ball feet, with two scrolling foliate handles, the body and interior finely nielloed in the Turkish style with a bird amidst foliage, marked on handles; the other, circular on a spreading fluted foot, with two acanthus leaf-capped handles, the body with acanthus leaf border, marked with unknown maker’s mark Cyrillic ‘NO’, also with engraved numeral ‘107’
4 in. (10 cm.) wide each
3.18 oz. (98.7 gr.) gross