Sale This listing is for ONE Antique Russian Silver Niello Gold Wash Cup or Shot Glass marked 875 with the Hammer, Sickle, Star and another marking that I haven't been able to make out, but perhaps it will show better when pictures are maximized. It is inscribed or Monogrammed on the front, but I do not know what it says. Perhaps it was a trophy for a competition, or a gift when someone retired. This wonderful Antique beaker, or shot glass has the flowers and leaves, plus a series of squares like a checkerboard pattern at the top, and middle, and alternating gold and black squares at the bottom. There's a little nick or perhaps a dent that you should be able to see in the pictures, on the top rim. I don't know that it can be hammered out, or if this affects the value, but I wanted to be sure and mention. This cup is 2 3/8" tall and 1 3/4" across the top rim. This one cup weighs 40 grams on my postal scale.
This was found in a Southern IL estate of the owner's parents. Thus far, she has not been able to find more than one, but to find all the Niello intact in such good shape is amazing. It has only had a soft dry cloth wipe down because I was not sure how to clean it without damaging the Niello. It is a consignment piece, so any offers would have to be considered by the owner. You won't be disappointed to add this to your collection of Antique Russian Silver Niello Ware.
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