A parcel-gilt silver spirit cup
M. Koshkov, assaymaster N. Tcherkasov, Veliki Ustiug, 1858
Of slightly tapering form, the sides engraved to simulate wickerwork and with two town views near a river bank, inscribed and numbered, scrollwork borders, height 5.5cm
The silversmith and niello master Michail Ivanov Koshkov (1818-1896) was taught by the famous master Alexander Shilin. He became a master in 1835.