Gold, precious stones Moscow. 1618
The dipper, with its high curved beak-handle is reminiscent of a swimming bird in its flowing lines. It was forged of a single plate of gold to the order of Tsarina Marfa Ivanovna for her son, Tsar Michael Fyodorovich. The dipper was transferred to the Armoury Museum from the former Chambers of the boyar Romanovs.