TWO RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO BEAKERS
Cyrillic Makers' Marks A.K. and A.K. script (Postnikova-Losseva #674), Moscow, 1832/36
The first nielloed with the equestrian monument to Peter the Great on one side and an architectural scene on the reverse within oval reserves, the surrounds with baskets of flowers and scrolling foliage, the second with a maiden on one side and a country landscape within oval reserves, the surrounds with baskets of flowers and foilage. Together with a silver Beaker, of almost cylindrical shape, repousse and chased with birds inhabiting shellwork and scrolls, maker's mark I.M., Assaymaster Andrei Andreyev, Moscow, 2779.