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STAMP BOX AND ROLLER

Made by: Fabergé

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Oblong-shaped with low bracket legs, the silver box is partly covered in pale blue translucent enamel over guilloche wave pattern. The beaded border is on the bottom, and geometric border is on the top. At either end the covers for the stamp holders have interlaced swags of leaves in silver. Between these is a roller in crystal for moistening stamps. The interior is gilded. Diamond-shaped decorations with decorative indentations decorate all sides of the box.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
STAMP BOX AND ROLLER
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- crystal
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1899-1908
Size:
1.9 × 10.2 cm (3/4 × 4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.389.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK below roller, within stamp compartment, underside: kokoshnik facing left for 1899-1908; IL for Ivan Lebedkin (Moscow essayer for 1899-1908); K. Fabergé in Cyrillic with imperial warrant above; Bottom of the box: 84, kokoshnik facing left, IL, imperial warrant, K.Fabergé in Cyrillic, scratch mark 946B 808X UIM in Latin script; old number: 254,203.3 – Under lids of stamp box: kokoshnik facing left; kokoshnik facing left; K.Fabergé in Cyrillic
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé","Fabergé Rediscovered","Fabergé at Hillwood"