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Fabergé Silver-Mounted Glass Covered Box
- This superb silver-mounted box was crafted by legendary Russian firm Fabergé
- The beautifully embellished silver-mounted cut glass box features a diamond pattern
- It is a testament to the legacy of Russian decorative arts and the luxury of the firm
- Relatively few Faberge treasures find their way to the open market
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The House of Fabergé was founded in 1842 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, by Gustav Faberge. In 1872, Peter Carl Fabergé took over his father's small jewelry atelier and transformed it into the world's largest decorative arts enterprise of its kind. The firm built a devoted clientele, including members of the Romanov Imperial family, for whom they crafted their most precious pieces and the firm’s most celebrated Easter eggs. Perhaps crafted for the Romanovs or their contemporaries, this beautiful glass box reflects the elegant opulence of the last days of the Russian Empire.
In 1917, the Russian Revolution brought an end to the Romanov dynasty, the exile of Peter Carl Fabergé to Switzerland and a definitive halt to the original House of Fabergé. In the wake of the Revolution, many Fabergé treasures were lost or destroyed. Items of silver and gold, including the court and presentation pieces created for the Tsar, were melted down to mint silver ingots and rubles during the political and economic unrest, making surviving Fabergé silver from this period all the rarer. While celebrated Fabergé pieces can be found in museums around the globe, relatively few find their way to the open market.
Marked "K. Fabergé" in Cyrillic and Imperial warrant
Stamped with circular Kokoshnik mark
2 3/4" high x 5 1/4" diameter