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STAMP BOX AND ROLLER

Made by: Fabergé (Firm)

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Oblong-shaped with low bracket legs, the silver box is partly covered in pale blue translucent enamel over guilloche wave pattern. The beaded border is on the bottom, and geometric border is on the top. At either end, the covers for the stamp holders have interlaced swags of leaves in silver. Between these is a roller in crystal for moistening stamps. The interior is gilded. Diamond-shaped decorations with decorative indentations decorate all sides of the box. The stamp box and roller came in its Fabergé box.

Object name:
STAMP BOX AND ROLLER
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- crystal
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1899-1908
Size:
1.9 × 10.2 cm (3/4 × 4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.389.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK kokoshnik facing left for 1899-1908; IL for Ivan Lebedkin (Moscow essayer for 1899-1908); K. Fabergé in Cyrillic with imperial warrant above; Bottom of the box: 84, kokoshnik facing left, IL, imperial warrant, K.Fabergé in Cyrillic [Below roller, within stamp compartment, underside] MARK kokoshnik facing left; kokoshnik facing left; K.Fabergé in Cyrillic [Under lids of stamp box] SCRATCHED NUMBER 946B 808X UIM in Latin script; 254,203.3 [Below roller, within stamp compartment, underside]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973