Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Cup and a Silver Easter Egg
Moscow, first half 19th Century/circa 1900
The cup of cylindrical form with curved rim, ring base and raised foliate scroll handle, the front nielloed with the Equestrian Monument to Peter the Great, the surrounds with stylized scrolling foliage, Cyrillic maker's mark N.F.; the egg engraved with the Cyrillic letters 'X.B.' for Christ is Risen, the surrounds with flowers and foliage, with central opening, fitted with stands for conversion to egg cups, Victor Flink.