Antique Russian Silver and Niello Beaker

Date: 1844

Country: Russia

Stock Number: 8244

A 19th century Russian beaker having an engraved and niello decoration around the outside. Original interior gilding. Exterior gilding partly worn. Contains 60 ml. Weight 49 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Height 5.7 cms. Diameter of rim 5.2 cms. With Russian silver hallmarks to the base including makers mark, 84 stamp, date 1844.

Literature: Russian silver fineness is measured in zolotniks and there are 96 zolotniks to the Russian pound. 84 zolotniks corresponds to 875 parts per 1000 silver whereas sterling silver has 925 parts per 1000 silver.

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