A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel three-handled cup, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1899-1908
formed as a small three-handled loving cup, chased with oval alternating lobes enamelled with griffins and stylized
flowers against varicoloured grounds within applied cable borders, the upper border and shaped handles with stylized,
colourful flowers and foliage on a cream ground, the lower register enamelled on varicoloured green grounds, the
upper rim with cable border, gilt interior, struck with maker's initials, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 9125
height 7.5cm, 3in.
Overall in good condition; with a handful of chips to the handles, some to the metal. Some minor areas of restoration visible to the naked eye.
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