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Pair of Russian silver vodka cups. Moscow 1783. Original fire gilding inside. The front is with the original engraving of the monogram A S in a rococo cartouche.
All in original condition.
Diameter of bowl of vodka cup:5 cm
The apparent historical use of these cups are as follows. At a wedding all the invited guests at arrival were served vodka in these silver cups, and they were given the cups as a keep-sake.
They are some contemporary paintings depicting weddings that support this myth.