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Made by: Fabergé (Firm)

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The ashtray is in the form of a shallow bowl and is carved from grey quartz. The bottom of the tray is set with a ruble coin of Catherine II. On the obverse is the bust in profile of the Empress on blue enameled background; her name and title are inscribed around the edge. The back of the coin, showing through the underside of the ashtray, has a plain silver setting featuring the double-headed eagle and the date 1776. The dish came in Hillwood's collection with its original Fabergé box.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- quartz
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
10.2 cm (4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK Kokoshnik facing right for 1908-1917; 88 for the value of the silver; V.S. in Cyrillic for the maker, Vasily Soloviev [Bottom] INSCRIPTION G.I in Cyrillic, “B.M. EKATERINA.II.IMP.ISAMOD.VSEROS /SPB” in Cyrillic [Б.М. ЕКАТЕРИНА.II.IМП.IСАМОД.ВСЕРОС / СПБ] ; “MONETA RUBLE” in Cyrillic [МОНЕТА РУБЛЬ] 1776 [On coin]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973