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TRAY WITH INKWELL, HOLDER, AND STAMP MOISTENER BOX

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TRAY WITH INKWELL, HOLDER, AND STAMP MOISTENER BOX

Made by: Henrik Immanuel Wigström

Currently in storage


About this object

The set is made of birchwood, light in color and decorated with strips of silver gilt engraved with acanthus leaves and bands of translucent oyster white enamel over a guilloche ground. The rectangular try has the acanthus strips as border and an oblong tray for pens. At the back of the tray are three boxes with covers, one large for ink and two small (one for a stamp moistener). These has frames of acanthus and enamel on the top and frames of acanthus only on the sides. At the top is a white enamel apple for handles in lifting the covers. The interiors are silver gilt. The stamp moistener has a brush with silver handle and an apple at the end enamelled white.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
TRAY WITH INKWELL, HOLDER, AND STAMP MOISTENER BOX
Made from:
Birch -- silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1908-1917
Size:
23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.147.2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK on metal: Kokoshnik facing right with 88 for the silver standard and alpha for Saint Petersburg; H W for the maker Henrik Wigstrom; on the inkwell: the name Fabergé in Roman letters; a non-Russian hallmark indicating it was made to be sent abroad; also the French import marks; on gumpot: bird 2
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","What Became of Peter's Dream?: Court Culture in the Reign of Nicholas II","Fabergé Rediscovered"