Russian Metal Artworks

Decanter with snake-shaped handles

    Decanter with snake-shaped handles

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Fabergé firm

    Silver, crystal; faceting, casting, chasing, gilding

    Height 20.4 cm

    Marks: “КФ”; two-headed eagle, Moscow city coat of arms, Moscow city mark with alloy “88”


    Decanter of colorless translucent crystal with silver, gilded inside, throat setting, with spout, hinged lid with thumb ramp and ornately shaped handle. The spherical body is decorated with four wide vertical belts with “stone cut” facet; he bottom is cut with “multi rayed rosette”. The surfaces of the ring-shaped setting and cone-shaped lid are textured. The lid is complemented by flat ornately shaped finial, decorated with stylized rosette and leaves in located in curl on two sides. The decanter handle is in the shape of two interwoven snakes.