Russia, St. Petersburg
Fabergé firm, Henrik Wigström workshop
Gold, malachite; Presswork, casting, braiding
11.5 х 16 cm
Marks: “ФАБЕРЖЕ”; “КФ”; “H.W.”; certification mark of St. Petersburg District assay Department of 1908-1917 with alloy "56"; Inv. No. "23951"
Lady’s handbag, with rounded corners, made of multitude finest golden rings (wire mash). The handbag has a firm matte setting in the Neoclassical style on the top. It consists of two similar parts representing curved Lictor's rod. The snap shut lock consists of two half-rosettes with malachite cabochons (of later origin, fixed instead of the original ornamental stones). The bag handle-chain consists of elongated oval links.