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Made by: Fabergé (Firm)

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

Oval shaped body is in amethyst quartz. Lid mounted in gold with thumb piece formed of a cabochon emerald and sprays of leaves in tiny diamonds and rubies; on top a reclining lion in spinel with diamond eyes (probably a 17th century jewel). Around him is a row of emeralds and outside them a row of larger rose cut diamonds. This is probably an Indian mogul piece mounted by Fabergé on box.

Object name:
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- emeralds -- amethyst quartz -- carved spinel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
H. 2 9/16 × W. 2 13/16 in. (6.5 × 7.1 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
HALLMARK: Crossed anchors and scepter, 56 for gold standard HALLMARK: signed Fabergé in Cyrillic HALLMARK: MP in Cyrillic (initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin) HALLMARK: Assay mark of St. Petersburg before 1899 [inside lid]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973