An unusual Russian gilded silver and niello beaker, Cyrillic maker’s mark PD, Moscow, 1834. Cylindrical with rolled lip, the surface with stylized buildings, with St. Petersburg’s Alexander Column, the upper rim with a later composite engraving in Cyrillic and Latin reading: М.Ж. МОУНСЕУ. FРОМ F. ЖЕРДЕИН ЖАНу. 18МH Dimensions: 3″ h x 2 3/4″ d (7.6 x 6.9 cm).
The unusual inscription combines elements of English and Russian, suggesting that the engraver was attempting to produce an English inscription with limited command of the language.
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