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Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Russian silver gilt egg cups; an addition to our silver cruet and condiment collection

SKU: A9064
Price: £1,495.00
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Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890
Russian Silver Gilt Egg Cups - Antique Circa 1890

Description


These exceptional antique Russian silver egg cups have a circular rounded form to a swept pedestal foot.


The body of each silver gilt egg cup is embellished with exceptional engraved strapwork panelled decoration.


The ornamentation to the conjoined Russian egg cups incorporates a shaped cartouche to either side; one side is embellished with engraved Russian initials and the other remains vacant.


The original screw fit pedestal foot of each antique silver piece features a plain circular knop to the upper portion.


The two individual egg cups push fit together to conjoin and form an ovoid egg shape.


Each silver egg cup retains the original gilding.


The hallmarks struck to these Russian silver egg cups include:

Maker's mark: JAL (untraced)

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

City Mark: St Petersburg, Russia


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



View our full range of Russian silverware at AC Silver


Origin: Russia

Condition


These Russian egg cups are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The original gilding is in excellent condition.

The engraved decoration is very crisp.

Russian hallmarks struck to the surface and foot of each egg cup are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these Russian egg cups.


Dimensions


Height 10.3cm/4.1"

Height of individual cup 5.4cm/2.1"

Diameter of rim 3.9cm/1.5"

Diameter of foot 3.9cm/1.5"


Total Weight


2.6 troy ounces/81.2g


 
 
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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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