A SILVER FIFTEEN-PIECE TROMPE L'OEIL LIQUOR SERVICE

st. petersburg, 1880, maker's mark illegible, possibly cyrillic p p

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Comprising an oval tray, a barrel-shaped flask on an X-shaped strapwork stand, and two sets of six barrel-shaped beakers, each chased to simulate woodgrain, the beakers and flask enhanced with ribbed rings, the tray engraved with a central dacha motif, with everted border, the flask fitted with a cork stopper, its silver-mounted finial modelled in the form of a dancing and drinking peasant, the spigot with strapwork finial, length of tray