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Cup (charka), one of four; silver parcel-gilt and nielloed; peach-shaped; handle and foot in form of stem and leaves; landscape with trees, houses and walking figure; bottom: armed figure holding shield: lion rampant regardant holding cross, in chief open book, sword and arrow in saltire; six rosettes on foot, each containing rubies; two similar on handle. Part of a large service.
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Height: 1.40 inches
Length: 3.50 inches
- Curator's comments
For a similar pair of charki from the same large service made for Denis Ivanovich Chicherin, governor of Siberia from 1763 to 1781, in the Hillwood Museum, Washington, see A. Odom and L. Paredes Arend, A Taste for Splendor. Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum, Alexandria, Virginia 1998, cat.58.
See also 1878,1230.641
See also 1878,1230.643
These Chinese-style peach-shaped cups with flowering prunus stems are found only in Tobolsk.
Cf. A. Odom, Russian Silver in America: Surviving the Melting Pot (Washington DC 2011) 106.
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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