Lot 160

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FINE RUSSIAN JEWELED NEPHRITE CUP C 1910. Comprising an impressive silver gilt and jeweled nephrite cup in the style of a Byzantine chalice. The domed base set with cabochons amongst filigree applied decorative elements. The nephrite bowl held within a cagework mount of blossom-tide twisted cables set with gemstones at the crossing points. The rim with beaded border and also set with cabochons. Apparently unmarked, but attributed to Fabergé workmaster Feodor Afanasiev 1908-1917. Height 5.75 inches (14.5 cm). Diameter 7 inches (18 cm).

Important Notice: The absence of condition information in the description does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition, a condition report is available by request.

Estimate:  $10,000 - 15,000   € 8,000 - 12,000
Price Realized: $15,000.00

Other versions of this design by Fabergé are known from several prominent private collections, such as the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the McFerrin Collection.

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