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BRATINA (GRACE CUP)

Metal and stone / Artistic Metalwork in Russia. XVII-XX centuries

BRATINA (GRACE CUP)

Moscow, the end of XVII century

Chiseled carved vermeil

Late XVII century

Moscow

ВМДПНИ КП 227, МД 1698

Silver, carving, embossing, gold plating

14 х 11,7 х 11,7 cm

Metal and Stone Department

A grace cup is one of the earliest examples of the Russian ware, being a sign of a friendly table. This silver grace cup was made by the anonymous craftsman from Moscow. It is decorated with a gild neckpiece with an elegant ornament. The grace cup was probably used as a ceremonial cup or a honorary gift.