Punch bowl set. ca. 1900. Made in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Silver and silver-gilt. Makers mark: Imperial Warrant mark of Grachev Brothers. Assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials Ya.L. of Yakov Lyapunov. Assay mark of Saint Petersburg, 1899-1903. Grachev Brothers, maker. Image © 2019 Ruzhnikov. Fair use license. via https://www.ruzhnikov.com/russian-european-silver/russian-imperial-silver-gilt-punch-set/
Punch service. 1896. Made in Moscow, Russia. Silver-gilt and polychrome cloisonné enamel. Ovchinnikov, maker. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/russian-works-art-faberge-icons-l15113/lot.261.html
Presentation punch service. 1874-1875. Made in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Silver and silver-gilt. Presented to Captain Joseph Wiggins by the Imperial Russian Naval Ministry in 1894. Sazikov, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22586/lot/92/?category=list
Monumental wine cistern and stand. ca. 1890. Saint Petersburg. Silver and silver-gilt. Bowl, liner and stand Made by Sazikov after a design by August Karl Spiess, St. Petersburg, circa 1890 bowl, liner, and stand. Ornamented with putti. Raised rim of the base engraved in Cyrillic “Work of Sazikov. Model [by] A.K. Spiess.” Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-and-silver-n08981/lot.96.html
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