Standing Cup and Cover. Russia, Moscow 1899-1908
Made by Vasilii Agafonov, the eagle finial maker’s mark P.L. (Roman), St. Petersburg, before 1899. Silver-gilt, opaque and painted filigree enamel, moonstone, green chalcedony and smoky quartz with other semi-precious stones and pastes. A gift from the Empress Maria Feodorovna to Sir Edward Henry, April 1907.