Gold, sapphires, rubies; braiding, engraving
14 х 15.2 cm
Maker's mark: FABERGÉ, "К.Ф", authentication marks of Moscow district Hallmark Department 1899-1908
Golden evening bag of fine chainmail braiding, with two sections, the latch is in the shape of two branchlets ending with beads. The hoops plates are decorated with slotted ornament of stylized palmettes on one side, on the other - with faceted sapphires and rubies, which on the external side are set in rhomb-shaped slots on smooth background and on the internal side - in round slots. The handle represents a mailed chain.
The bag decoration has uniqueness of the Fabergé's style, the elegance of palmettes slotted ornament indicates the firm's artists preference of the Classical style, and setting the gems in rhomb-shaped slots on smooth background adds a special originality to the design.