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Russian Silver Table Ornament of an Elephant by Karl Fabergé - Antique Circa 1890

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Russian silver table ornament of an elephant by Karl Fabergé; part of our ornamental silverware collection

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Description


This magnificent antique cast Russian silver ornament has been realistically modelled in the form of an elephant with a curled trunk.


This antique Faberge silver ornament is embellished with details reproducing the fine definition of the elephant's skin and anatomical features.


The hallmarks struck to the posterior surface of the elephant's ear includes:

Maker's mark: К.ФАБЕРЖЕ (K.Faberge/Karl Fabergé)

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks)*

City Mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)**


This magnificent ornament is an exceptional quality and gauge, as expected from a Fabergé piece.


* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver.


** The combined silver purity mark and city mark was used between 1882-1899


View the complete animal related silverware collection at AC Silver


Condition


This antique Faberge elephant ornament is a exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast decoration is very sharp.

The Russian hallmarks the posterior surface of the elephant's ear are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique Faberge elephant.


Dimensions


Length 13cm/5.1"

Width 10cm/3.9"

Height 11cm/4.3"


Weight


13.4 troy ounces/418g


 
 
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