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A Russian silver soup tureen and cover, Karl Fabergé, Moscow, 1908-1917
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A Russian silver soup tureen and cover, Karl Fabergé, Moscow, 1908-1917
circular with tapering body and domed lid, the sides and spreading foot applied with interlaced reeds, the front and rear applied with a coat of arms,  stylised branch handles, the finial cast with a pumpkin and pineapple with foliage, struck K. Fabergé in Cyrillic with Imperial Warrant, 91 standard, later French import marks, in original Fabergé wood case
35.5cm., 14in. wide over handles
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Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Maksheev, possibly for Major-General Feodor Andreevich Maksheev (1855-1932), a military writer. After serving in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, he became a lecturer and an author of various academic publications on military strategy and history; he wrote the text for the illustrated album 'For Faith, Tsar and the Motherland,' commemorating the centenary of the Napoleonic Wars, published by I.S. Lapin in Paris in 1912. Members of the Maksheev family served the Russian throne and were granted fiefdoms by the tsars as early as 1677.

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