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Made by: Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin

On view in: Dacha

About this object

Oval shaped body is in amethyst quartz. Lid mounted in gold with thumb piece formed of a cabochon emerald and sprays of leaves in tiny diamonds and rubies; on top a reclining lion in spinel with diamond eyes (probably a 17th century jewel). Around him is a row of emeralds and outside them a row of larger rose cut diamonds. This is probably an Indian mogul piece mounted by Fabergé on box.

Object name:
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- emeralds -- amethyst quartz -- carved spinel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
H. 2 9/16 × W. 2 13/16 in. (6.5 × 7.1 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
HALLMARK: Crossed anchors and scepter, 56 for gold standard HALLMARK: signed Fabergé in Cyrillic HALLMARK: MP in Cyrillic (initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin) HALLMARK: Assay mark of St. Petersburg before 1899 [inside lid]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems
Featured in publication:
"Treasures Into Tractors: The Selling of Russia's Cultural Heritage, 1918-1938","Fabergé Rediscovered","Fabergé at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"