Jewelled Gold-Mounted Nephrite Casket

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workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg,
circa 1890
struck with workmaster’s initials,
FABERGÉ in Cyrillic,
gold mark of 56 zolotniks,
London import mark of 1928,
scratched with Fabergé inventory no. 55646

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


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.