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Inscription

lower center on frame and lower right on open book, cyrillic inscriptions; on lip of metal frame turned over edge of fabric-covered support, initials in cyrillic: EN[the silversmith] AS[the assayer] 84[silver standard] [figure of St. George and the Dragon, the symbol of Moscow] / 1892

Provenance

William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York; by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959], New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.