Rare brass holder with nickel-plated or burnished silver under the patina. Soft polishing. Holder is designed as a panorama of one of the historic buildings of Moscow - Upper Trading Rows (State Department Store - the name since 1953) was built in 1890-1893 by the architect AN Pomerantsev and engineer Vladimir Shukhov. The building is designed in a stylized Russian context. The building was located in the area between Red Square and Vetoshny travel radially: according to documents of that time, the length of the facade overlooking the Red Square was 116 yards, and leaving on Vetoshny fare 122 fathoms. Inauguration of the Upper Trading Rows with Governor-General of Moscow Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov and the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna took 2 (14) in December 1893.You can buy a cup holder complete with crystal glass carved tea and gift box, extra cost of 100 rubles, about the intention that you can order by specifying the "comments" to the request.