Russian Metal Artworks

Vase with griffin-shaped handles

    Vase with griffin-shaped handles

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Fabergé firm

    Silver, rose quartz; casting, chasing, polishing, forge-rolling

    7.6 x 18.4 x 9.1 cm

    Marks: "К.ФАБЕРЖЕ", certification marks of Moscow District Assay department 1908-1917; alloy “84”


    Rectangular rose quartz vase with high flange and rounded corners, with silver rim of the rim and two Neoclassic style handles. The rim is decorated with forge-rolled frieze with foliage ornament comprised of alternating berries and English holly; the handles are made in the form of cast half-figures of the winged griffins.