Russian Silver-Gilt Imperial Trophy
reference number: RS_002
height 64.2 cm; weight 2913 gr
maker’s mark: Imperial Warrant mark of Sazikov
assay mark of St.Petersburg, 1852
Sale: Christie’s New York, 21 October 2003, Sale 1286, lot 137
Silver-gilt Imperial presentation trophy of baluster shape on raised foot, decorated with Neo-Byzantine ornament over the stippled ground, the centre set with four vacant cartouches at intervals, the upper part bears the Cyrillic inscription: “Imperial St.Petersburg Yacht Club prize for regatta racing on July 12th 1852”. The detachable cover has a similar decoration, the finial is chased and engraved as a triple Imperial eagle surmounted by the Russian Imperial crown.
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