Russian Metal Artworks

Cheese set (in authentic wooden box)

    Cheese set (in authentic wooden box)

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    late 19th century

    Rappoport workshop, Fabergé firm

    Crystal, silver; engraving, casting, chasing, forge-rolling

    18.0 x 25.0 x 25.0 cm; knife length 20.5 cm

    Marks: "ФАБЕРЖЕ"; "КФ"; "IP"; "88"; St Petersburg coat of arms; Inv. "2635"


    The cheese set is comprised f three items made in the Neoclassical style: crystal cylindrical lid with silver handle-grip; circular-shaped silver plate mounted on four animal paws with claws and silver cheese knife. The cylindrical lid is diamond faceted. Its ring-shaped grip on the base of the leaves. The silver plate side is ornated with friezes comprised of foliage patterns and stylized fasces twisted with ribbons. The knife handle is decorated with acanthus leaves.
    The set is stored in authentic wooden box.