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FLAT DRINKING CUP (CHARKA)

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

From one side projects a handle in the shape of a lion's head with a ring in its mouth to hang up the cup. The interior of the cup has a raised central section and raised lobes around the sides. In the center is a raised monogram surrounded by an inscription and topped by a crown. The lobes contain alternately a vase with flowers, raised, and leaf scrolls, engraved, against a stippled ground.

Object name:
FLAT DRINKING CUP (CHARKA)
Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1713
Size:
14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.5
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION on outside
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973