A Fabergé silver-gilt and enamel beaker, workmaster Anders Nevalainen, St Petersburg, 1899-1904
shaped as an egg cup, the surface of translucent cherry red enamel over banded geometric engine-turned ground below the banded rim, flared base, struck with workmaster's initials, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 10920, with
a later Soviet control mark
height 4.6cm, 1¾in.
Overall in excellent condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age.
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