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TABLE CLOCK

Made by: Fabergé

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The ivory face of the clock is numbered in black and has two fine arms in red gold. It is set within a narrow frame in red gold set with seed pearls and with an outer border in white enamel. Beyond this is a wide border in pale blue enamel engraved with a guilloche pattern of a sunburst over concentric circles rendered in s-shaped waves. Affixed to this at the top is a flowered swag in white, green, and yellow gold hanging from a bowknot in red gold set with a rose cut diamond. At the base two leafy branches in red, white, and green gold are joined with a smaller bowknot in red gold, also set with a rose cut diamond. Next is a narrow border of beading in red gold outlined in white enamel on the inner and outer edges. Beyond this is a border of salmon-pink enamel and a ground engraved to in a diamond pattern. Affixed to this is a sinuous leafy vine in green gold. This is a separated from the final, outer border by a thin band of white enamel. The last border is a pattern of acanthus leaves in yellow gold. The back is covered with ivory, except in the center where the silver gilt cover over the works is visible. The clock stands on silver gilt legs shaped like a circle with two curving feet.

Category:
timepieces
Object name:
TABLE CLOCK
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- ivory -- clockworks -- gold -- pearls -- diamonds
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1898-1903
Size:
12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.90
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
Firm mark [Cyrillic] FABERZHE Stamped on outer edge of case. In a rectangular frame, no imperial warrant. Assayer's mark 56 [kokoshnik left] [Cyrillic] Ia.L. Stamped on edge of case. 56 is the gold standard mark. Kokoshnik left indicates object having been assayed between 1896 and 1908. The Cyrillic initials Ia.L. are those of St. Petersburg assayer Iakov Liapunov, active 1898-1903. mark [obscured] Stamped on edge of case. Probably the maker's mark. Assayer's mark and firm mark are visible. Assayer's mark 88 [kokoshnik left] [Cyrillic] Ia.L. Stamped on back of cover over works. 88 is the silver standard mark. Maker's mark [Cyrillic] MP Stamped on back of cover over works. Mark of Mikhail Perkhin. scratch mark 9275 Scratched on to outer edge of case Next to the firm's mark. silver standard mark 88 On bar of legs, outer side. maker's mark [Cyrillic] MP On bar of legs, outer side. Mark of Mikhail Perkhin. scratch mark or marks 20570 8-52 221619 On bar of legs, inner side. This may be three separate marks rather than a single model or customer number. maker's mark [Cyrillic] Ned. zav. Engraved in Cyrillic script, back cover of works "Ned. Fac[tory]" Presumably this was a subcontractor to Fabergé. mark A. R. Engraved on cover over back of works This is engraved in the same hand as that identifying the factory name.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé","Fabergé Rediscovered","Fabergé at Hillwood","Russian Art at Hillwood","The Northern Palmyra: St. Petersburg at 300"