Fabergé silver was produced in the Moscow and St. Petersburg workshops, with the most spectacular designs created specifically for the Czar. Unfortunately, a substantial amount of the firm's works (including court and presentation pieces) were melted down to mint silver ingots and rubles during the political unrest that plagued Russia in the early part of the 20th century. What remains today are primarily objects that found their way to the West. Surviving pieces of Fabergé silver are increasingly scarce, with the few examples in existence representing the epitome of the Russian decorative arts.
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