A LARGE SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL CHALICE MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'P.B', MOSCOW, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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The cyllindrical bowl on a baluster-shaped stem, the bowl applied with a silver filigree overlay, decorated with four enamel medallions depicting Deisis, Crucifixion, St Mary and St Joseph, within paste-set crowned borders, the lip engraved with a Russian inscription Receive the body of Christ and taste the source of immortality, on a domed foot with acanthus-chased border, marked throughout 16 in. (40.6 cm.) high