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RARE! One-of-a-Kind!! A Surviving Authentic and Well Marked Czarist Imperial Russian Navy Copper Shkalik Stamped with 1/100 Identifying it as a "Charka" Spirit shot Holding about 4 Ounces. Stamped with the Measure Size of 1/100, Russian Imperial Double-Headed Eagle Seal, and Maker Marked.

This is the rarest of the rare - a Shkalik copper measure! Holds a bit over 4oz, about the size of 1 Gill and known as a "Charka". Has a Germananic manufacturers name of "Schwenn" on the side. Has the measure amount of "1/100" imprinted on it, and the date "1880" on either side of the Czarist Imperial Russian Double Headed Eagle Seal. The Shkalik copper measures were very similar to the British Royal Navy Copper Measures used to measure and serve out the rum and grog aboard ship and shore installations.

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Another RARE "shkalik"! A Czarist Imperial Russia Spirit, Vodka, Rum Cup or Shot known as a "charka" and Dated 1880 - Double-headed Eagle Imperial Seal
These obsolete liquid measures of the Russian Imperial Empire were known as "shkalik" and this particular measure with the 1/100 mark was called the "charka", or translated as wine glass. Well Marked with manufacturers name "Schwenn", liquid measure "1/100", date "1880", and other marks. Holds about 4 fluid ounces or the equivalent to a "Gill". This certainly was the type of copper measure used to dole out vodka or rum to the 19th century Russian sailor.
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