FABERGE Silver Candy Dish, circa 1910
Inspired by the Moscow Kremlin Workshops of the 16th and 17th centuries, the gently lobed interior of the shallow bowl is gilded in rose gold to simulate ancient gilding, its center set with a rare original coin of Tsar Paul 1st (r. 1796-1801). In keeping with the Silver Age taste for Neoclassism, the border is designed as raised laurel leaves. The small dish from the Fabergé workshop is in wonderful, original condition.
Workmaster Karl Gustaf Hjalmar Armfelt, St. Petersburg, 1908-17.
5 in. (12.7) cm. diam.; ½ in. (1.3 cm.) high