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Dated 1896

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  • Xupes Reference MTCH140458
  • Age Dated 1896
  • Condition The cup is offered in fine presentable condition without repair. There is the usual wear and enamel chipping around the top rim however this does not detract and this is a better than average example for the discerning collector!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • RARE RUSSIAN CUP OF SORROW! We offer this rare antique Russian enamel "Cup of Sorrow" or Khondinka dated 1896. The conical enamelled metal bodied cup stands on a flat rounded base and is decorated with a panel with crowned ciphers of Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra with the date 1896 below with a Russian Imperial double-headed eagle to the opposite side. The cup was made to commemorate the Coronation of Czar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Fedorovna on May 18, 1896 and was to be distributed to the crowds at Khodinka field the following day. Following a rumour that there was a shortage of cups there was a mass panic and surge forward by the crowd causing loss of lives. The cup has no makers mark.

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