Russian Gold-Mounted Nephrite Charka

Fabergé
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reference number: FB_214

circa 1890

nephrite, gold, enamel

width: 8.7 cm

workmaster’s mark: Cyrillic initials M.P. for Michael Perchin

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 14600

A Neo-Rococo gold-mounted nephrite cup by Fabergé. The bowl of circular form carved from a single piece of nephrite, held à cage within green and yellow gold rocaille foliate mounts, with a shaped gold handle similarly decorated with rocaille scrolls and enamelled in translucent red over a guilloché ground.