A FABERGÉ SILVER MODEL OF A LIZARD, WORKMASTER JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1904-1908 |
7,000 - 9,000 USD
bidding is closed
realistically cast and chased as a lizard in an alert position with head raised and curling tail, the wick serving as the tongue, the hinged head lifting to allow replacement of lighter fluid, struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 84 standard, Soviet control marks
For a similar design by Rappoport, see A la Vieille Russie, "Fabergé," no. 407 (New York, 1983). For comparison, see Christie's New York, 24 October 2002, lot 89.