MARKED WITH INITIALS OF MIKHAIL KARPINSKII, MOSCOW, 1869

A silver trompe-l'oeil Tankard

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A silver trompe-l'oeil Tankard
marked with initials of Mikhail Karpinskii, Moscow, 1869
Tapering cylindrical, the body and hinged cover chased and engraved to simulate a decorated wooden barrel, the rim engraved with a Russian drinking adage, with scroll handle, the cover with pierced thumbpiece, marked under base and cover
53/8in. (13.7cm.) high
436 gr.