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Mid 19th Century (1856) Imperial Russian 84 Silver Charka or Vodka Cup in great antique used condition. Extremely rare.

The word "charka" means vodka cup, and is a diminutive of the Russian word "chara" (a glass or a cup). Similarly, the diminutive of a "charka" is known as "charotchka".
As well as a liquor cup, a charka is also an old vodka measure of 143,5ml, first appearing in the XVIth century. As a result of the XIXth century decree, the measure was reduced to 1/100 vedro, which corresponds to 123ml.

Condition: antique, excellent.

Creation Year: 1856

Dimensions: 60 mm D (top) or 77 mm incl. handle x 35 mm H or 42 mm incl. handle

Object Type: silver cup

Style: Russian works of art

Technique: silver, chasing + niello

Hallmarks: MD (Cyrillic), 84 (875/1000 silver), Moscow, 1856

Maker: M. Dmitriev (active in Moscow, 1854 - 1877).

City Marks: Moscow, 1856 (St. George slaying the dragon)

Origin: Russia

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