Friday, May 09, 2014

Fabergé Friday

If you thought there was anything Fabergé could not do with gems and precious metals, you were wrong. Here is a miniature tea service! It was made sometime between 1896 and 1908!

The box is silver-gilt and decorated with colored gold and mauve enamel over a guilloché ground. Mauve was Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna's favorite color, and this set could have originally been an imperial commission. The lid is set with a panel of crystals. The size of the box is 0.9'' x 2.5'' x 2.5 '' (2.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm).

The tea service inside the box consists of a teapot, a hot water pot, a sugar bowl, and a milk jug. The set is made of gold, covered in a pale opaque bluish-white color which make them look like they were made of porcelain. All four pieces are decorated with colored gold, and the lids are topped by a cabochon ruby each. The tea service is now part of the Royal Collection, but according to a note Queen Mary's list of trinkets, it once belonged to Queen Alexandra.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, we need this tea set :))) It's wonderful. I love the decoration on them are stunning!! Another one to swipe for us, haha!! I hope you have a magical weekend my dear girl & thank you oh so much for the lovely comment on my blog post for Wednesday, was so sweet!! Love ya too & I really hope that one day we will meet :)) Though, I understand why the universe has us in two different places, the world might not be able to handle so much awesome-ness in one place, haha!! <3333 But, when we do meet, we shall have a great big Vintage ball for everyone :))))


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