Description Around the body of the cup is a silver envelope with pierced designs and three portrait medallions in repoussé. The finial of the cover is designed as a double-headed eagle.
- Russian Art: Icons and Decorative Arts from the Origin to the Twentieth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1959-1960.
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), St. Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Bears the marks of an unknown maker 'VD', who was active 1741-1753. It also bears the assayer's mark of Andrei Zaitsev who was active from 1735-1749. Several marks on rim: Moscow 1745.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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