Pair of Silver-Gilt-Mounted Nephrite Candlesticks

Fabergé
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workmaster Julius Rappoport, St Petersburg,
circa 1890
struck with workmaster’s initials,
FABERGÉ in Cyrillic, assay mark of St Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre),
silver mark of 88 zolotniks,
scratched with Fabergé inventory no. 791

height: 16.2 cm

Provenance:

King George I of the Hellenes

 

A pair of silver-gilt-mounted nephrite table candlesticks; the square nephrite bases on four silver-gilt bun feet, applied with silver-gilt ribbon-tied foliate swags, the nephrite column stems on bead and foliate silver-gilt bases, with detachable beaded nozzles.