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MATCH SAFE

Made by: Fabergé

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Match case is of apple green enamel over engine turning. The case has a chased leaf border top and bottom, and also at the base of the lid. Both lid and case have a division, the lid strip fits into a slot in the interior of the bottom. All the silver inside and outside is gilded.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
MATCH SAFE
Made from:
Silver -- silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1898-1908
Size:
5.4 x 2.2 cm (2 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.591.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK 88; kokoshnik facing left with AR in Cyrillic for assayer A. Rikhter (1898-1903) or Aleksandr Romanov (1903-1908) A. R in Latin script for Anna Ringe [On base under enamel] 88 and A. R in Cyrillic [Inside of lid]
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1990
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé Rediscovered"