Fabergé Silver Imperial Trophy

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reference number: FB_002

Moscow, 1908-1917


height: 34 cm

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

assay mark of Moscow, 1908-1917

silver standard: 88 zolotnik


Sotheby’s New York, 10/11 June 1985, Sale 5345, lot 490


Fabergé in America, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 February – 28 April 1996; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 25 May – 28 July 1996; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 24 August – 3 November 1996; New Orleans Museum of Art, 7 December 1996 – 9 February 1997; Cleveland Museum of Art, 12 March – 11 May 1997

Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, Wilmington, Delaware, 9 Sept 2000 – 18 Feb 2001


Andre Ruzhnikov Russian Icons, Palo Alto, 1990s, illustrated on the back cover

G. von Habsburg, D. Parks Curry, Ch. Forbes, H. Hawley, J. Webster Keefe, A. Odom, Fabergé in America, San Francisco, 1996, no. 302, p. 279, illustrated in colour

G. von Habsburg, A. von Solodkoff, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, no. 145, p. 101, illustrated in colour


A silver Imperial presentation trophy of urn shape standing on a concave triangular base upheld by three double-headed eagles with spread-out wings, each perched on a polished sphere. The cup is chased with tapering flutes at the base, and a wide band of laurel leaves under the lip. In the middle, it is set with an applied two-line Cyrillic inscription: Her Imperial Majesty’s / First Prize. The domed cover with tapering flutes is surmounted by an Imperial Russian crown. Stamped with Imperial warrant mark of Fabergé under the base.

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