Antique K. Faberge Imperial Russian Silver Box
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Extremely rare authentic antique 19th century -1887 Carl Fabergé , Imperial Russian silver and niello cigarette case of rounded rectangular form decorated with a basket - weave pattern, a lid with a view of a domed architectural monument and marked on the interior "K. Faberge" in Cyrillic characters together with the double-headed eagle and struck with the Imperial Russian assay office mark "84" zolotnics - standard and the arms of the city of Moscow St. George and the Dragon and another smaller mark with Cyrillic initials. According to the book "Faberge "by G von Habsburg-Lothringen and A. von Solodkoff, Page 152, articles made in the Moscow workshop are marked K. Faberge in Cyrillic together with the double-headed eagle as proof of the imperial warrant granted by Tsar Alexander III in 1884. The bottom of the box is decorated with a basket weave pattern and a central panel within key fret borders engraved on the centre with elaborated initials, the interior is marked with K. Faberge in Cyrillic characters together with the double-headed eagle and struck below with the Imperial Russian Moscow assay office inspector mark initials in Cyrillic date 1887 (reference: "Russian Gold and Silverwork from the 15th to 20th Century" Page 205 No 2118) "84" zolotnics, arms of the city of Moscow St. George and the Dragon and another mark with Cyrillic initials.
CONDITION: The Box is in good condition, no repairs, no damage or restoration, except for a partly worn-out design and Faberge marks.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 9.3 cm (3 5/8 inches), width: 5.3 cm (2 1/8 inches) and approximately 2.5 cm high. Weight: 95g (3 3/8 troy oz).
REFERENCES: 1) "Russian Gold and Silverwork 17th- 18th Century" by Alexander von Solodkoff. 2) "Russian Gold and Silverwork 15th 20th Century" by.M. Postnikova Losseva N.G.Platonova, B.L.Ulianova. 3) "Faberge "by G von Habsburg-Lothringen and A.von Solodkoff.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of Faberge artwork, we would like to inform our clients that the box is 100% authentic antique, not a reproduction, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
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- Silver and Niello
- Carl Fabergé
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- Imperial Russian