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Collection

Dish, Carl Faberge, 1914

Purpurine, gold, enamel

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Faberge Purpurine Dish

circular, the gold rim enamelled opaque white and bound with gold ties, in its original silk and velvet lined fitted hollywood case, the lid silk stamped Faberge’, Petrograd, Moscow, London’ in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant

Diameter 4.5 cm

Provenance

A tray matching this description was purchased from Faberge’s London shop at 173 New Bond Street by H. Samuelson on 16th December 1915 for £19.

The lid satin of the box as it is stamped ‘Petrograd’ rather than ‘St. Petersburg’ dates the tray as after August 1914.