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MINIATURE OF THE MONUMENT TO PETER THE GREAT

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MINIATURE OF THE MONUMENT TO PETER THE GREAT

Made by: Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Statuette of Peter the Great in multi-colored golds is after Falconet's statue in front of the Admiralty. It stands on a polished emerald imitating the huge block of Finnish granite on which the original stands and its inscriptions. At base of emerald is an imitation of the stones of the original and around this is a gold and black enamel fence.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
MINIATURE OF THE MONUMENT TO PETER THE GREAT
Made from:
Gold -- emerald
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1899-1903
Size:
3.5 × 5.1 cm (1 3/8 × 2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.61
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK: bottom: kokoshnik to the left (assay mark of St. Petersburg 1899-1908); Ya.L for Yakov Lyapunov (St.Peterburg essayer in 1899-1903); 56 zolotnik for gold standard; Faberge in Cyrillic; MP in Cyrillic (initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin) [on bottom] MARK: kokoshnik left, Ya.L; fence: kokoshnik [on rim] SCRATCH: scratch mark 8875 [underneath] INSCRIPTION: To Peter the First / Catherine the Second, 1782 (in English and Latin) [on side]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé Rediscovered","Russian Art at Hillwood","Fabergé at Hillwood"