RUSSIAN SILVER, PARTLY GILDED TANKARD

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Moscow, circa 1700

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The barrel overlaid with a sleeve repousse and chased with infant bacchanals disporting while a seated Bacchus offers a cup to a youth watched by Diana in a landscape with goats, the cover applied with a plaque repousse and chased with a cupid lying beside a skull and hourglass below the words Memento Mori within an engraved laurel wreath, raised on three pomegranate feet, with matching twin pomegranate thumbpiece and caryatid female handle with lobate scroll terminal, hinge repaired, 42 ozs.