David Perlman (1882-1987) was born in Musch, Russia. He left the Russian army in 1905 for Sweden, from where he moved to the United States of America in 1907. The family returned to Scandinavia in 1908.
For an overlay glass vase with similar mounts, with glass by Gallé and leaf-form mounts marked Fabergé with the workmaster's mark of Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, before 1899, see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and his World, London, 2000, p. 117, No. 178, illustrated. This latter vase once stood in the office of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in the Winter Palace, and was later transferred to the Hermitage.