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Russian Silver Chalice - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Russian silver chalice; an addition to our collection of wine and drinks related silverware

SKU: C1809

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Russian Silver Chalice - Antique Circa 1900


This exceptional antique Russian silver chalice has a circular bell shaped form onto a knopped pedestal and circular domed foot.

The surface of this silver chalice is embellished with engraved decoration depicting four circular cartouches, displaying three simplified portraits of Russian Orthodox icons, in addition to a Patriarchal cross between two swords.

Each cartouche is encompassed with plain paralleling borders and segmented with large leaf designs, incorporating further scrolling leaf designs to the lower rounded portion.

The drinking vessel is supported by a baluster shaped knopped pedestal, ornamented to the lower knop with engraved leaf ornamentation.

The foot is encircled with further engraved portraits and foliate designs, in addition to bands of engraved basket weave style ornamentation to the rim.

The hallmarks to the underside of this antique silver chalice include:

Maker's Mark: Д4 beneath a coronet (Untraced)

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)

City Mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)

* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver

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This antique silver chalice is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition in keeping with age.

There is some discolouration to the surface of the chalice, as to be expected with such a piece.

The Russian hallmarks struck to the surface of the vessel and foot of the chalice are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique chalice.


Height 27.8cm/10.9"

Diameter of rim 11.2cm/4.4"

Diameter of base 16.7cm/6.6"


20.4 troy ounces/635g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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