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A BRASS BOWL
AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF FABERGÉ MASTERPIECES AND IMPERIAL TREASURES
A BRASS BOWL

BY FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1914

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A BRASS BOWL BY FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1914 Circular, the base repoussé with an Imperial double-headed eagle and the Russian inscription 'War 1914 / K. Fabergé' 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diameter
Provenance
With A. Tillander, Helsinki.
Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner in 1981.
Exhibited
Helsinki, 1988.
Helsinki, Museum of Arts and Crafts, 1991.
Stockholm, Christie’s, 1996.
Lahti, The Lahti Art Museum, Fabergé: Loistavaa kultasepäntaidetta, 14 March – 4 May 1997.

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According to Fabergé's London ledgers, thirty-five ashtrays in yellow brass, described as 'War Souvenirs', were presented to special customers in July 1915.

From 1914 to 1917 Fabergé produced bowls, cigarette cases, and kitchen utensils embossed with Fabergé’s name and the inscription ‘War 1914’, often made in less valuable, yet more practical, materials such as brass, copper and steel. In Russia, items like this were often commissioned by the government as small gifts, presented to soldiers and officers by Emperor Nicholas II.

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