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Silver - Gold plated Vodka Cup made between 1908 - 1917

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Silver Cups and Goblets40 of 93Russian Gilt Silver Enameled Kohvs marked 88Arts & Crafts "Vapheio Cup" by Nathan & Hayes, formerly owned by Martha Graham
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Made in Russia, there are several hallmarks one is the hallmark for 874/1000, (84 zolotniki) and this object was designed between 1908 to 1917 to work with a weight greater than 8.5 g. Partly silver - gold plated. The inside is also gold plated .
    The makers mark, according to the Latin alphabet is GR (see picture). This cup is 7.5 cm high and weighs 21.5 grams.
    Thanks to our fellow collector davyd286 I know that these two characters are Armenian. In the meantime an Armenian lady told me these letter mean AA probably the receiver?

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    1. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Stunning piece of Russian silver !! Love the shape !!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      surfdub66 thanks for your compliment and love.
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kyratango , fortapache and aghcollect thank you for love.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      The two Cyrillic characters might be the first letters of someone's name .... Ts. Ts.

      The GR maker's mark is unidentified at this stage it seems.
      But the Kokoshnik mark indicates a Kiev manufacture:
      1908 ~ 1926 • The Second Kokoshnik Mark

      Check this out:
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      vetrai050 thank you again for all your help in finding more about this Russian Silver vodka cup, I appreciate very much also for your love.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      racer4four thanks for love.
    7. davyd286, 6 years ago
      I am positive that the engraved monogram is not Cyrillic, not Russian. Hebrew letters / initials would be expected on a Kiddush cup like this, or perhaps , one of the languages of the Caucasus, like Armenian.
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Davyd286 thank you very much your advice. I found them in the Armenian alphabet. They are capitalized and translated mean: AYB but what this means to me is still a complete mystery.
    9. davyd286, 6 years ago
      Probably initials of the owner who likely received it as a gift for an anniversary or another special event (like a wedding or a religious ceremony).
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Than you davyd286 for your useful comment. I've asked the Armenian community in my country for a comment. I hope to receive soon some news. Of course i will let you know. Thanks again for your help!
    11. davyd286, 6 years ago
      Please keep us posted!
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      davyd286 of course I will do!

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