11 June 2008
A silver Imperial presentation cup and cover
marked Fabergé, with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1893
The partly fluted urn-shaped body chased with a band of anthemion and acanthus leaves, one side of the cup chased with the presentation inscription in Russian, the domed cover with Imperial crown finial, surmounting ribbon-tied laurel festoons, the body supported by three double-headed eagles each clutching a sphere, on a shaped triangular base, marked under base
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
121 oz. (3,761 gr.)
The Russian inscription translates as 'The first prize of His Imperial Majesty/The Imperial Moscow Horse Riding Society'.
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