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EGG-SHAPED BASKET

Made by: Fabergé

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

In a mottled brownish pink quartz, probably aventurine quartz, domed lid mounted and hinged, narrow chased band with abstract wave motif, band on body with band of leaves in green gold, thin arched handle ending in snakes' tails at screws on body, two snakes' heads at top with open mouths holding two mounted pearls, one in front, one in back, thumb piece heart shaped, an emerald framed by diamonds.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
EGG-SHAPED BASKET
Made from:
Gold -- rose quartz -- diamonds -- emerald -- pearl
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1886-1898
Size:
4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.240
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK on top of rim of body: crossed anchors and scepter (assay marks of St. Petersburg before 1898), MP (initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin, chief workmaster in 1886-1903), 56; under band on lid: same marks; on back of handle: same marks, signed FABERGE in Cyrillic
Credit line:
Gift of Oscar Modig, 1983
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007","Fabergé Rediscovered"