Presentation Dish with the Crest of St. Petersburg, 1896
by firm of Fabergé
St. Petersburg, Master Mikhail E. Perchin
Marks: МР (M. Perchin) К. ФАБЕРЖЕ (K. Fabergé) under a double-headed eagle. 88 (assay)
On the reverse an inscription in Cyrillic "From the Nobility of St. Petersburg province 1896"
Silver, diamonds, rock-crystal, gilding, enameling, engraving.
40 x 34 cm,
The dish was presented by the nobility of St. Petersburg on the occasion of Nicholas II's Coronation on 14 May 1896. In making the dish, Mikhail Perchin drew on late Renaissance examples of jewellery made of rock-crystal. There is a similar dish in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Nicholas and Alexandra - The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia
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