1896 Russian Cup of Sorrows


The Khodynka Cup of Sorrows.  The cup bears the cyphers of Nicholas and Alexandra surrounded by a geometric pattern with the Romanov on the opposite side.

The beaker was distributed along with food presents to celebrate the coronation of Nicholas II On the morning of 18 May 1896, revellers gathered in anticipation. A rumour swept through the crowd that the and in the confusion and stampede that ensued, many were trampled to death. It was said that the Tsarina who named it the “cup of sorrows.”

This example is as good as I have seen with only minor losses to the enamel.

It is just over 4″ in height.

Price £345