Fabergé – Private Collections, Lahti Art Museum, 15 March – 4 May 1997
Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, Wilmington, Delaware, Riverfront Arts Center, 9 Sept 2000 – 18 Feb 2001, no. 126
Fabergé Treasures from the Kremlin, Las Vegas, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 30 Aug 2002 – 26 Jan 2003
Fabergé – Private Collections, 1997, p. 12, illustrated
G. von Habsburg, A. von Solodkoff, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, no. 126, p. 96, illustrated
L. Morris (ed.), M. Glimcher, E. Gagarina, A. Bundonis, T. Muntyan, Fabergé Treasures from the Kremlin, Las Vegas, 2002, p. 142-143, illustrated
The tapering fluted cylindrical body of the glass vessel is fitted with a wide silver rim and flat hinged cover; the handle is formed as a naturalistically cast and chased lizard and subtly attached to the glass. The lizard’s arched back forms the body of the handle, while its splayed feet secure the handle to the silver lid and the glass base.