A Russian Partly Gilded Silver and Niello Chalice


Moscow, 1786

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The gilded cup applied with an overlay of silver trelliswork and with four oval medallions nielloed with the Savior, the Holy Virgin, St. John the Baptist and the Cross, the rim with the words of the Eucharist in Cyrillic, with plain baluster stem, the domed base repousse and chased with foliage and with urns of dowers, also with four nielloed reserves depicting instruments of the Passion, Cyrillic maker's mark, I.P.M., unidentified, Postnikova-Losseva, #2568, Assay-Master, Andrei Titov, Alderman's initials A.O.V. in Cyrillic, unidentified, Postnikova-Losseva, #2134.