Russian Vase with Dubious Marks

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MGArgent
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Russian Vase with Dubious Marks

Postby MGArgent » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:17 pm

Hi Forum,

I came across this piece with markings that look Russian but seem of dubious origin based on what I have read from previous posts in this forum.

There appears to be only one "Russian" mark that is similar to Moscow 1788, but the other marks such as maker or assayer mark seem to be absent.

In addition, the feet appear to be stamped "925" which is not a good sign.

More subjectively, the design seems somewhat awkward.

If the feet were added at a later date in a different country, it might explain the mismatched markings and the awkward design?

Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

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Re: Russian Vase with Dubious Marks

Postby AG2012 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:16 pm

Hi,
Looks like a Bohemian Biedermeier beaker. The base (foot) probably damaged and mounted to silver with obviously faked and impossible 18th century Moscow mark. A marriage of several parts.
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Re: Russian Vase with Dubious Marks

Postby MGArgent » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:25 pm

Thank you as always for the wealth of knowledge. I searched Bohemian Biedermeier beaker and it certainly does resemble one.
Best to let this one pass.


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