Jewelled Gold-Mounted Nephrite Casket

Fabergé
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circa 1890

nephrite, gold, diamonds

length: 16 cm; width: 9.2 cm; height: 8 cm

maker’s mark: Fabergé in Cyrillic

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

assay mark of St. Petersburg

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 55646

London import mark of 1928

contained in original fitted case

Exhibitions

A similar casket was exhibited at Fabergé 1846-1920: An International Loan Exhibition on the occasion of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, V&A, London, 23 June – 25 September 1977

 

A large Imperial presentation rectangular casket, the sides and hinged lid with thin nephrite panels, its two-colour gold frame chased with yellow gold leaves against a red enamel ground, the corners fixed with red gold cubes faced with chased flowerheads, the lid applied with a Russian Imperial double-headed eagle set with diamonds; the base supported on four bun feet; contained in a fitted silk-lined holly wood case.