Russian Empire, Moscow
Silver, crystal; faceting, casting, forge-rolling, chasing, gilding
Height 32 cm
Marks: “К. ФАБЕРЖE”; two-headed eagle – Russian Empire coat of arms, the Imperial court supplier; tee and certification mark of Moscow district Assay office in 1899-1908; inventory No. 207737
Conical crystal pitcher on ring-shaped base, faceted with lozenges with asterial pattern inside and oval facets between the stars, with silver throat rim, with spout, hinged lid and ornately shaped handle in the Neoclassical style. Smooth ring-shaped rim is decorated with Lictor’s rods (the lower part), rosettes with stylized leaves (the middle part) and frieze with ionic ornament. The spout base is emphasized with stylized leaves. Bell-shaped hinged lid edge is decorated with laurel wreath and has cone-shaped grip, surrounded with foliage ornament. The belt of laurel leaves decorates ornately shaped handle.