Cyrillic maker mark MC possibly Mikhail Sokolov, assay Cyrillic mark AC, Moscow, 1894, .875 silver standard. Domed foot, with baluster-form standard and covered bowl, with niello decoration throughout, the foot and cover with Russian cityscape scenes against a textured scrolling background, gilt washed interior, 9 1/2 in. H., 26.30 ozt.; Collection of US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies and his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, acquired in the Soviet Union. Then by descent, estate of US Senator Joseph Davies Tydings, Maryland.