135 | A Silver-Chalice with Portraits of Saints, Russia, c. 1899

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Auction No. 753 takes place:
Monday, January 23, 2:00 pm CET
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  • Details


    • 84 zolotnik silver, cast, die-stamped, chased, matted, gold-plated
    • Russia, Moscow, 1899
    • Hallmarked with assayer’s mark, silver standard and town mark as well as with several illegible hallmarks
    • Upper rim with revolving inscription in Cyrillic
    • Circular, high vaulting and partially indented foot
    • Shaft with two molded knops
    • Bell-shaped bowl with slightly protruding lip
    • Foot embellished with delicately applied, ornamental decoration as well as with four medallions with the engraved portraits of saints
    • Bowl with four further medallions showing the portrait of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary and John the Baptist following the depiction of a Deesis, in between geometrically entwined arabesques
    • Provenance: private property, Berlin
    • Height: 27 cm
    • Upper diameter: 10.7 cm
    • Total weight: c. 563 g
    • Expert estimate: € 1,200
    • This object is sold through the European office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition


    The chalice is in good condition with signs of age and wear. The foot with dent, the gold-plating rubbed in places.  (nlu)

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