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Snuffbox

Made by: Fabergé __Firm __gold mounts ||Perkhin, Mikhail __Workmaster

On view in: Icon Room


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. Around him is a row of emeralds and outside them a row of larger rose cut diamonds. This is an Indian mogul piece mounted by Faberge on box.

Category:
GOLDWORK
Object name:
Snuffbox
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- emeralds -- amethyst quartz -- carved spinel
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1886-1899
Size:
overall __2.56 IN __2.81 IN
overall __6.51 CM __7.14 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.62
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK __inside lid: crossed anchors and scepter, 56 for gold standard, signed Fabergé in Cyrillic, MP in Cyrillic (initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin); assay mark of St. Petersburg before 1899
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Treasures Into Tractors: The Selling of Russia's Cultural Heritage, 1918-1938 ","Fabergé Rediscovered"