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Made by: Fabergé (Firm)

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About this object

This ashtray is enamelled in translucent blue against a guilloche ground and features silver handles in the shape of serpents. The bottom of the ashtray is set with a silver Catherine II coin, dated 1772. Bunches of reeds carved from silver accent the tray at regular intervals along its edge.

A partly gilt round dish with two handles carved in silver coiled to form serpents. The bottom is set with a silver coin of Catherine II. On the obverse is the bust in profile of the Empress, her name and title inscribed around the edge; on the reverse, the double headed eagle and the date 1772. The tray is enameled in translucent blue against a guilloche ground. The silver edge is a bunch of reeds tied by a ribbon at intervals.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver --silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
before 1905
2.2 x 11.7 x 8.9 cm (7/8 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
Hallmark K. Faberge in Cyrillic [К.ФАБЕРЖЕ] Hallmark partially legible maker's mark, A.N SCRATCH NUMBER 12511 INSCRIPTION “B.M. EKATERINA.II.IMP.ISAMOD.VSEROS /SPB” in Cyrillic [Б.М. ЕКАТЕРИНА.II.IМП.IСАМОД.ВСЕРОС / СПБ] ; “MONETA RUBLE” in Cyrillic [МОНЕТА РУБЛЬ] 1772 [on coin] INSCRIPTION "VIII. 1905. IX" and "C. N. Portsmouth" [on reverse; engraved]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973