A late 17th century German silver tumbler, Augsburg c1690 probably by Phillipp Küsel (d. 1700). The circular cup has a rounded base with an indented centre. The body has a textured “snakeskin” decoration below a plain band edged with incised concentric lines. Marked underneath with makers mark, town mark (Rosenberg 191), and assay scrape, additionally later struck twice with Russian import mark for St Petersburg 1775.
Height 4.7cm (1.75in) Weight 56 gm
Makers mark: Rosenberg 652, Geschaumeister (inspection master) 1685
Good condition with slight traces of gilding to the rim incised area. Accumulation of wear and scuffs commensurate with age. The snakeskin decoration is well preserved. The
silver marks are very good, one assay scrape has worn, probably the Russian one.