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Table Clock

Made by: Fabergé __Firm ||Perkhin, Mikhail __Workmaster

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.

Object name:
Table Clock
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- ivory -- clockworks -- gold -- pearls -- diamonds
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
overall __ __ __ __4.75 IN
overall __ __ __ __12.06 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
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:
"The Northern Palmyra: St. Petersburg at 300","Fabergé at Hillwood","Fabergé Rediscovered","Russian Art at Hillwood","Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"