An Enamelled Gold and Gem-set Charka by Carl Fabergé

St Petersburg, c.1890


its fluted sides and domed foot enamelled translucent red over a dappled guillochage, the geometric handle mounted with a two rouble coin from the reign of Empress Elizabeth dated 1756, encircled with rose diamonds and revolving on an axis terminated with cabochon moonstone finials.

Chief Workmaster: Michael Perchin
Inventory No.: 51467
72 zolotnik

7.2cm x 5cm

Red coloured enamel was the most expensive Fabergé made, as the silica flux he used for this colour contained gold.


Fabergé: Court Jeweller to the Tsars, G.von Habsburg-Lothringen & A. von Solodkoff
(London, 1979), plate 24.

Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, Michel Y. Ghosn
(Paris, 1996), number 52.

The Last Flowering of Court Art: A Russian private collection of Fabergé,
exhibition catalogue (Wartski, 2010), number 24.