AN IMPORTANT SILVER TANKARD MARK OF BORIS GAVRILOV, MOSCOW, 1747

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Cylindrical, the hinged cover with bifurcated thumbpiece, set with the commemorative medal of the taking of four frigates at Gränhamm in July 1720 and surrounded with family motto of the Golitsyn family ‘For faith and loyalty’ [Veru i vernost’], the body repoussé with putti and scrolling foliage, on a spreading foot, marked under base, foot and cover, also incised under base in Russian ‘Weight 8 fu[nt] 61 zo[lotniks]’12 in. (30.5 cm.) high113.4 oz. (3,527 gr.)