Thanks again. Last questions. I think the marks on the cup to be punched (slight indentations on the opposite side, impression mark), the marks on the saucer are difficult to judge, because the bottom of the shield looks like the bottom around it, but there is a slight indentation too. When scrutinizing the saucer I discovered that one of the patterns caused an indentitation too (see photos).
So I suppose Sholpin not to be a silversmith of first class, who sold also his items which didn't turn out perfect!? (he does not appear in the Forum)
These cups are offered as coffee, tea and even as vodka cups. What is right? Weight of cup and saucer is 172 grams, height of the cup 8 cm, diameter 8 cm.