This cup was given to my grandmother when she was a child by the private tudor of the young Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich who was visiting her father's hotel in Spa town the Black Forest.It is very intriguing as the whole family and the tudor were assasinated in 17 July 1918 at Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR. The begin of Communism in Russia.
Here is the article in Wikipedia:
On 14 May 1896 Nicholas' formal coronation as Tsar was held in Uspensky Cathedral located within the Kremlin. In celebration on 18 May 1896 a large festival with food, free beer and souvenirs was held in Khodynka Field outside Moscow. Khodynka was chosen as the location as it was believed to be the sacred centre of the Russian Empire and would therefore demonstrate Nicholas' legitimacy as Tsar and ties to the old autocracy. Khodynka was also used as a military training ground and the field was uneven with trenches. When food and drink were handed out, the crowd rushed to get their share and individuals were tripped and trampled. Of the approximate half million in attendance, it is estimated that 1,429 individuals died and another 9,000 to 20,000 were injured. The Khodynka Tragedy was seen as a bad omen!