Russian Empire, Moscow
Silver, crystal; faceting, casting, forge-rolling, gilding
Height 30 cm
Marks: “К.ФАБЕРЖЕ”; two-headed eagle – the Russian Empire coat of arms; mark of the Imperial Court supplier; certification mark of Moscow district Assay department in 1908-1917; silver alloy “84”
Crystal decanter of spherical shape with high neck, faceted with ovals and “diamond edge”, with silver neck rim with spout, hinged lid and ornately shaped handle in the Neo Classical style. The lower part of the smooth free of décor ring-shaped rim is ornamented with braids. High, bell-shaped decanter lid is cut with concave ornament and has acanthus cone-shaped grip. The geometrical form of the handle is emphasized with the stripe along the edge.