A Fabergé silver and hardstone inkwell, Moscow, 1908-1917
shaped as a resting elk, the inkwell and stamp compartment decorated with scrolling old Slavic motifs, on a
rectangular serpentine base, struck Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 84 standard
length 30.4cm, 11⅞in.
Overall in good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age. The lid to the inkwell slightly loose due to a loss in the hinge. With two circular holes at the front of the stone base, possibly where an engraved plaquette was applied.
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