TWO SIMILAR RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO VODKA CUPS

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Moscow, 1771-9

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Of lobed form with scroll handles, the first nielloed with birds and a ship within architectural scenes with borders of rococo scrolls and shellwork, by Peter Mamontov, assaymaster Cyrillic initials V.A. (Postnikova-Losseva #596), 1771, the second nielloed with children in neoclassical settings, 1777-79.