SET OF THREE RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO GOBLETS
VASS1LLY SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1880
Nielloed with foliate scrolls on a stippled ground, with Cyrillic inscriptions around the rims, 'Taking a Cup of Wine Will Make You Wiser', and with similarly decorated pedestal feet. Together with three silver-gilt engine-turned Saucers, Cyrillic maker's mark D.O., Moscow, 1873, 2 1 ozs. 6pieces.