An exceptional piece of fine jewellery made by the greatest goldsmith of all time, Peter Carl Fabergé, born in St. Petersburg in 1846 from a family of goldsmiths. Over time, he became increasingly expert and refined to the point that in 1885, Tsar Alexander III gave the Fabergé company the title of Jewellers by special appointment of the Imperial Crown. Success grew internationally for the production of the famous Easter eggs that were commissioned year after year by the Tsar of Russia as a gift for his wife.
Partly thanks to these objects, Fabergé became the most important jeweller in Russia. In addition to the Saint Petersburg office, other branches were located in Moscow, Odessa, Kiev and London. Between 1882 and 1917, a production of about two hundred thousand precious objects was calculated.
In 1900, Peter Carl Fabergé presented his work at the Paris Exposition but, since he was also a member of the jury, the Fabergé company exhibited as hors concours (out of competition). However, the House was awarded the gold medal of the exhibition and the Parisian jewellers’ association awarded Carl Fabergé the title of maître. In addition, Carl Fabergé was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Legion of Honour.
This object is a beautiful and massive cup, finely made with double handle of intertwined branches, brushed outside and decorated with bands of stringed motifs, vermeil inside. Excellent condition, as shown in photos.
With the following marks:
Saint George with Dragon, hallmark of the city of Moscow.
Imperial hallmark with two-headed eagle (characteristic for objects made for the royal house).
88 hallmark (fineness 916/000).
Carla Faberge’s hallmark (in Cyrillic).
Assayer’s hallmark A.C. Alexander Smirnov.
Year of creation hallmark 1893.
In backlight, a scratched number under the base, 3442, is also visible, presumably the model number of the object.
Rare museum-worthy collector’s item.
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- Bol, Importante tasse blanche avec intérieur vermeil, époque impériale russe
- Argent 916 (88 Zolotniki)
- Peter Carl Fabergé - Mosca
- Punzone aquila Imperiale, saggiatore Alexander Smirnov
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 6.5×17×10.2 cm
- 267.24 g