Russian Gold-Mounted Nephrite Cup

Fabergé
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reference number: FB_213

circa 1890

nephrite, gold

width: 8.5 cm

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

assay mark of St. Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre)

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 7154

A finely carved nephrite cup by Fabergé, mounted à cage with two-colour ribbon-tied laurel garlands and rosettes, further fitted with a laurel-chased rim and a handle modelled as a winged caryatid, raised on a circular gold foot.