Russian Tot cup? Maker please

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ralf1e
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Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Postby ralf1e » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:57 am

Hello all, I have this little Russian tot cup. Can anybody help tell who was the maker was.
It has the assay mark A.A 1893 the 84 mark, a rubbed city mark? maybe Moscow? and the Cyrillic Alphabet makers mark I can't find in the sites new Russian section
It stands 49mm tall and 34mm across the top and looks very lightly gilded insideImageImageImageImage
Thanks to all for any help
Ralf1e

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Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Postby piette » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:13 am

Hi Ralf1e,
Your item has the makers mark В.И.И in rectangular cartouche which is the mark of Vasily Ivanov.

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Rough translation:

Vasily Ivanovich Ivanov was the owner of a silverware factory founded in 1870. In 1897 his products made him an income of 9000 rubles. His factory was open 1870-1908. He was known for making trays, milk jugs, creamers, napkin rings, cups (such as yours) and silver bottles.

The assayers mark is for Anatoly Artsibashev who worked 1891-1896 in Moscow, which is also the city that the townmark of St George (on your item) represents.

Regards,
Piette

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Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Postby ralf1e » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:18 am

Hello Piette,
Thank you so much for such a quick and thorough reply. With all the talk of Russian items being faked on here I was half afraid it might turn out to be one of them. Can I take it it is most likely real then?
Regards Ralfie

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Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Postby piette » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:21 am

Hi Ralf1e,
I only commented on the marks. I am not sure about the item itself, although it looks good to me. Another member will no doubt be along soon to tell you more.
Regards,
Piette

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Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Postby Postnikov » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:48 am

Hi Piette -
Excellent!

Hi ralf1e -
your cup, in Russia called "stopka", is nice and authentic.

Regards
Postnikov

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Re: Russian Tot cup? Maker please

Postby ralf1e » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:07 am

Hi Postnikov, Thank you for your confirmation. You put my mind at rest.
Regards ralf1e


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