This exceptional antique Russian silver gilt vodka cup/beaker has a cylindrical form to a plain collet style base.
The surface of this Russian small beaker is embellished with fine and impressive cloisonné scrolling foliate designs amidst bands of bead decoration using various tones of blue, red and white sections of polychrome enamel, all on a matte gilded background.
The enamel designs are encompassed with applied silver paralleling rope twist ornamentation.
The upper rim of this impressive cup is encompassed with an applied moulded border above a band of ribbed ornamentation.
The anterior and interior surfaces of this impressive tot/cup retain the original gilding.
The hallmarks to the underside of this Russian silver vodka cup include:
Maker's mark: BA (untraced)
Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)
Kokoshnik Mark: ил (Иван Сергеевич Лебедкин/Ivan Sergeyevich Lebedkin, Moscow)
* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver
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