Russian Silver Mounted Corks


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reference number: RS_034

later 19th century

silver

height of the biggest figure: 5.5 cm

master’s mark: Cyrillic initials of A.S. possibly for Alexey Stepanov

assay mark of Moscow

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

Set of six silver-gild bottle stoppers. The set comprises of humorous peasant market salesmen wearing traditional Russian Sunday attire: three bearded men and three female, all realistically sculpted:

– one man is drinking vodka straight from the bottle
– second is carrying a horse’s harness
– third is a home-brew salesman
– fourth is a peasant girl carrying apples in her apron
– fifth and sixth are saleswomen of kvas (bread yeast low alcohol home-brew)

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