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NEPHRITE BOX

Made by: Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The main part of the square box is from a single piece of bombe nephrite. The detachable cover is in gold, its rim carved with a classical molding. The rest of the cover is a sunburst effect in gold openwork with the central medallion set with a blue stone surrounded by trefoils in tiny diamonds.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
NEPHRITE BOX
Made from:
Nephrite (jade) -- gold -- diamonds --sapphire
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1886-1898
Size:
2.9 x 4.7 cm (1 1/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.67.1-2
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK on edge: crossed anchors and sceptre for St. Petersburg (before 1898); 56 gold standard; Faberge in Cyrillic; M.P in Cyrillic for workmaster Mikhail Perkhin; interior of the lid: 456 A gi I-V scratched, scratched number 6377
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973