Fabulous Russian Imperial Silver Dish. This dish in the shape of a flat fish was probably made for caviar and carries the mark of Peter Carl (Karl Gustavovich) Fabergé?
It is sculpted in extraordinary detail on both sides, with green cabochons, possibly emeralds, as eyes. It has the following hallmarks. K Fabergé' in Cyrillic script? Post 1908 Kokoshnik mark: 88 zolotniki c.916/1000, sometimes used on higher quality work instead of the 84 zolotniki standard. The Imperial Warrant of the double-headed eagle. The workmaster's mark'I. In excellent condition, does not look as if it has ever been used - please refer to photos. Please contact me if you require any further information or photos.
Julius Alexander Rappoport, originally Isak Abramovich, was a Lithuanian silversmith and Fabergé workmaster, born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1851. In 1883 he opened his first own workshop in St. Petersburg at Ekateriniski Canal before moving to Moscow to become a Fabergé workmaster. Trained in Berlin, he was one of Fabergé's rare craftsmen of Jewish origin. His maker's mark was'I.
He is best known for his naturalistic animal figures (massive silver casts), but he also executed special commissions for the Imperial Family, the Imperial Cabinet and noble families like the Yusupovs. I will combine package and posting costs if the same purchaser buys more than one item. Please see my other listings.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Dishes/Coasters". The seller is "barbason" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.