2: RUSSIAN SILVER STURGEON, GRACHEV, ST. PETERSBURG
A RUSSIAN SILVER STURGEON ON ROCK CRYSTAL BASE, GRACHEV, ST. PETERSBURG, 1897. The finely modeled and slightly coiled sturgeon with chased detailing and mounted on a rock crystal base. Hallmarked St. Petersburg, circa 1897, Cyrillic makers mark GRACHEV beneath the Imperial Warrant and 84 silver standard. Greatest length 6 inches (15 cm).