A SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT EWER AND BRATINA

THE EWER, MAKER’S MARK CYRILLIC ‘YA.A’, ST PETERSBURG, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE BRATINA, RUSSIA, MID-17TH CENTURY

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A SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT EWER AND BRATINA THE EWER, MAKER’S MARK CYRILLIC ‘Ya.A’, ST PETERSBURG, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE BRATINA, RUSSIA, MID-17TH CENTURY The ewer, on a raised circular foot, the coconut body mounted with a tapering stem cast and chased as laurel leaves, with wood scroll handle and flared lip, marked on base and upper rim, the bratina, ovoid coconut body mounted in a circular foot, secured by three hinged foliate straps, the upper rim engraved in Russian ‘[This] bratina [belongs to] Count Lev Aleksandrovich Shliakhovchevskii’, apparently unmarked 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high, and smaller