Russian Enamel

Mechanical desktop bell

    Mechanical desktop bell

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Fabergé firm, Anders Nevalainen gold and silverware workshop

    Silver, garnet; enamel over guilloche, casting, chasing, presswork

    Height 6.8 cm; diameter 6.6 cm

    Mark: "A.N"; certificate of St. Petersburg district Assay office 1908-1917; for details; "88"; "19128"


    Mechanical silver desktop bell on a round base with three feet. A call button is made of dark cherry color (grenade?) stone-cabochon. The surface of the bell hemispherical body is covered with transparent light green enamel over guilloche background. Edging is in the form of round silver belts - smooth and corrugated - frames the call button. The desktop silver base is ornamented by the band of holly. Silver feet are decorated by spoon shaped ornament. The bell is designed in the Neo-classical style.