Russian Nephrite, Two-Colour Gold and Enamel Frame

Fabergé
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1899-1908

gold, nephrite, enamel

height: 10.4 cm

maker’s mark: K. Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath Imperial warrant

assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials I.L. for Ivan Lyebedkin

gold standard of 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 26843

in original wooden case

the interior of the lid stamped with the Imperial warrant and inscribed: Fabergé, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa

Exhibitions

Fabergé 1846-1920, Victorian and Albert Museum, London, 23 June – 25 September 1977, no. PI

Bibliography

Fabergé 1846-1920 [exhibition catalogue], London, 1977, illustrated in colour pp. 80 & 82

 

A two-colour gold and enamel frame of Neo-classical design with a reeded nephrite border, the gold surface of the frame applied with oyster enamel over a wavy guilloché ground, the rectangular aperture decorated with beading and surmounted with a green gold laurel wreath and red gold ribbons; the base decorated with green enamel; raised on two gold feet; contained in the original velvet and silk-lined holly wood fitted case, the lid stamped ‘Fabergé, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa’ beneath Imperial warrant.