An Imperial Fabergé gem-set silver and wood kovsh, Moscow, 1899-1906
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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- wood, silver, gemstones (carnelian)
- length 25.3cm, 10in.
carved of maple in the form of a fanciful bird, the breast, wing and tail feathers of Slavic scrolls, the eyes set with garnet cabochons, the prow and handle with carnelian cabochons, struck K.Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, 84 standard, scratched inventory number 12626
Purchased by Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna on 13 December 1906, presumably as a Christmas gift, for 125 roubles, the cost divided between their households, the Emperor's invoice dated 14 February 1907