A small Fabergé silver bowl, workmaster Stefan Väkevä, St Petersburg, circa 1898
circular, with a chased laurel leaf border, the bottom with a 1756 half-rouble silver coin of Catherine the
Great, inscribed in Russian '22.II.1898 / Mikhailovsky racecourse / II prize / heavy-weight / The mare 'Esmaralda', 8
years', struck with workmaster's initials, 84 standard, scratched inventory number 3938
diameter 7.8cm, 3in.
A small nick at 4 o'clock, otherwise in good condition, with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age.
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