Friday, June 13, 2014

Fabergé Friday And Full Moon

As today's Fabergé Friday coincides with the full moon, I made sure to find an object that resembles the moon. And this is what I found - a little box made by workmaster Feodor Afanassiev, sometime between the years 1896 and 1908!

The ovoid gold box is covered in oyster enamel over a guilloché ground. The laurel border around the lid is in two-colored gold, with a diamond set thumb-piece. The center of the lid is set with a cabochon ruby. The size of the box is 0.8'' x 2.1'' x 1.6'' (2.1 x 5.3 x 4.0 cm), and since 1953 it belongs in the Royal Collection.

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1 comment:

  1. Oooh this is a beautiful piece, I could imagine inside there would be treasures or something a lady would use to put on herself, love how it catches the light. Perfect for the moon :))) Happy Friday the 13th doll, enjoy the moon, ahooooooooooo ;-) xoxoxoxoxoxox


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