Russian Metal Artworks



    Russia, Moscow


    Fabergé firm

    Crystal, silver; faceting, casting, chasing

    22.5 х 42.5 х 18.5 cm

    Marks: "К.ФАБЕРЖЕ", double-headed eagle;"Л.О/1896, "84", Moscow city coat of arms; side-drawn worker's head head and worker and sledged hammer (later on, restoration work)


    Vase in the form of two openwork rims with crystal inserts, with Putti figurine in the Historism style. Stylized waves-shaped round rims with two rocaille-shaped feet. Putti figurine fixed on the shells and examining the flute "combines"" the rimmed vases in the united composition.

    The presented vase is a sample that was produced by the Company during the first decade of its activity. Very few works of that period have survived up to the present day. A sample of a vase, placed in the Price List of K. Faberge produced in 1899 with No.32 and price of 335 rubles, was described as "A vase for sweets , jam, etc. with the chased artwork figure".(ref. K. Faberge. The Court Supplier. Gold, diamond and silver products. M., 1899. p.39, 32).