A Fabergé silver-gilt and enamel vodka cup, workmaster Alexander Petrov, St Petersburg, 1899-1908
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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cylindrical, the sides enamelled in translucent salmon pink over wavy engine-turning below a plain band, the base with green plique-à-jour leaf, in original Fabergé fitted case, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, scratched inventory number 11457, 88 standard
Empress Maria Feodorovna
Sotheby's New York, 10 June 1992, lot 288
Interestingly, a green-enamelled example of the same form by Fabergé workmaster Andrei Gorianov, but without the plique-à-jour base, is scratched with the next consecutive inventory number, 11458. See Christie's Geneva, 15 May 1985, lot 410. For a similar vodka cup by Petrov, the rim enamelled with leaves, see Christie's Geneva, 11 May 1988, lot 151.