Russian Nephrite, Two-Colour Gold and Enamel Frame

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Moscow, 1899-1908
struck K. Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath Imperial warrant, assay master’s initials (I.L. in Cyrillic for Ivan Lyebedkin),
gold mark of 56 zolotniks, scratched with Fabergé inventory no. 26843

height: 10.4 cm


Fabergé 1846-1920, Victorian and Albert Museum, London, 23 June – 25 September 1977, no. PI and illustrated in colour in the catalogue p. 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.