Icon Lamp (Lampada), 1890s
by firm of Fabergé
St. Petersburg, Master M.E. Perchin
Marks: МР (M. Perchin) К. ФАБЕРЖЕ (K. Fabergé) under a double-headed eagle. 88 (assay)
Carved inscription in Old Slavonic "May the Lord grant you peace in every way."
Carved inscription on body in cyrillic "From the nobility of Kursk Province, November 1894
Silver, gilding, rose-cut diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, pearls, moulding, carving, engraving.
9.5 x 9.5 cm, lenth of chain 30 cm
This icon lamp hangs from a chain linked by double-headed eagles and is richly decorated with precious stones. It was a gift for the wedding of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, and was in the Alexander Palace.
Nicholas and Alexandra - The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia
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