A Dutch silver ‘stakan’ beaker, so called because of it’s Russian style; marked for Amsterdam, 1636; maker’s mark a lion for Jan Van de Velde. The Dutch maintained close trading and diplomatic relations with Russia throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. These types of beaker were made as gifts for trade or diplomatic missions. For examples in the Kremlin Museum, see G A Markova’s Catalogue, nos. 7, 12 and 33.
The beaker measures 9.3 cms tall and 7.1 cms in diameter. it weighs 4 ozs approx.