His Imperial Majesty's Own Escort Silver Cup

Cup

Date:

1917

Materials:

Silver

Dimensions:

D 5.3 cm x H 6.5 cm

Accession Number:

12.97

Credit Line:

Gift. Obedinenie Diviziona Sobstvennogo Ego Imperatorskogo Velichestva Konvoia. 1997

Description

Circular silver footed cup with engraved autographs of officers of His Imperial Majesty's Own Escort (Собственный Его Императорского Величества Конвой). On foot and rim are acanthus leaf and beaded borders. This is one of "farewell cups" given to each officer of the Escort on 29 March 1917, the eve of the Escort's departure to the Caucasus.

History Note

This is one of "farewell cups" given to each officer of the Escort on 29 March 1917, the eve of the Escort's departure to the Caucasus. This cup may have belonged to Colonel Nikolai Vasilevich Galushkin (1893-1964) or, as suggested by the scratched inscription on the bottom, to Viktor Erastovich Zborovskii (1889-1945).

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: kokoshnik facing right, 84 in oval; СП in oval. Scratched on bottom: Зборовскiй