AN IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT, SILVER AND NIELLO SOUP TUREEN MARK OF SEMEN PETROV KUZOV, ASSAYMASTER ANDREI TITOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1795

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AN IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT, SILVER AND NIELLO SOUP TUREEN MARK OF SEMEN PETROV KUZOV, ASSAYMASTER ANDREI TITOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1795 Oval, on a pedestal foot and stepped square base with pierced border, the body applied with two lion-mask ring handles, one side nielloed with a lord and lady, the other with mythological figures within landscapes, on a chased scalloped gilt ground, beneath a pierced rim, with a gilt liner, the domed cover nielloed with allegorical figures in a landscape on a chased scalloped gilt ground, one side centering the coat-of-arms of Count Sheremetev, all beneath festoons and floral garlands and a rim chased with a laurel wreath, with a flower finial, fully marked, the base further scratch engraved beneath with inventory number H7 no and weight 7 [funt] 58 [zolotniks] (which approximates to 100 troy ounces) 11 7/8 in. (30.1 cm.) high, 14½ in. (36.9 cm.) long 100 oz. (3,107 gr.)