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An unusual Russian gilded silver & 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 & 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 & Russian, suggesting that the engraver was attempting to produce an English inscription with limited command of the language.
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