Silver-gilt chalice with a lid in Neoclassical style, with a finial featuring figure of a knight on the pommel. Unidentified master, Russia, Saint Petersburg, 1746 (during the reign of Elizabeth of Russia)

Lot 154
4 0006 000
Floral ornaments occupy chased background, the chalice is decorated with mascarons and with cartouches with animals on the background of cities and villages . The body of chalice transforms into a figured, richly decorated pedestal with a floral frieze and cartouches. Silver-gilt, cast, engraved, chased, mounted Hallmarks: the coat of arms of the city of Saint Petersburg over the date "1746", the master "AF" and "FI". Height: 38.2 cm, diameter: 10 cm, weight: 660 gr.