Russian Enamel

Electrical desktop bell [in the box]

    Electrical desktop bell [in the box]

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Silver, gold, chalcedony; enamel over guilloche, moulding, presswork, gilding

    Diameter 5.1 cm

    Marks: "IW" (?); tee of St. Petersburg district Assay office 1908-1917; silver alloy "88"


    Silver electrical desktop bell of round form on three ball-shaped feet. The call button is of a gray-blue cabochon (chalcedony (?)). The surface of the bell body is decorated with two types of guilloche ornament and covered with white transparent (the so-called "oyster") enamel. Wreath of golden onlay leaves fringes the button. Silver rim underlines the upper and bottom parts of the bell body. Decorated in the Neo-classic style.

    The bell is embedded in the Faberge shop box. There is an inscription on the inner side: "ФАБЕРЖЕ " under the double-headed eagle / "СТЪ ПЕТЕРБУРГЪ / МОСКВА, ЛОНДОНЪ".