A small Fabergé silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel charka, Moscow, circa 1885
with alternate birds amidst flowers and scrolling foliage in polychrome enamels on gold ground, varicoloured shaded
enamel scroll handle, gilt interior enamelled with a heron surrounded by scrolling foliage, struck K.F in Cyrillic, 88
height 4cm, 1⅝in.
The gilding with some time wear. The enamel areas with minor surface scratches and chips to the top layer of the enamel, especially to the crane inside.
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