Some items from our exhibition
Decanter and shot glasses in form of hares
Height of decanter, 25 cm
Height of shot glasses, from 6.1 cm to 14.8 cm
This wine decanter in the form of a hare with a group of young rabbits belonged to Bulgaria's Tsar Ferdinand, one of Fabergé's most important clients. According to Bainbridge's memoirs (1949, page 27), after this set was presented Tsar Ferdinand offered Fabergé a ministerial post in the government. Currently there are only four decanters made by Fabergé in the form of various animals. There is a beaver which belongs to the State Hermitage, a pig from the collection of Gokhrana in Moscow, and this one in the Fabergé Museum.
Desk clock with a griffin
Silver, gold, gilding, rhodonite.
Height 32.3 cm
C. Fabergé. 1st silver cooperative. St. Petersburg. 1910 - 1912
The clock is in the form of a griffin made out of rhodonite mounted in silver. The silver griffin is located on the oval pedestal decorated with the engraved silver garlands of laurel branches. Decorated with ornament and engraving, the griffin holds the clock in one paw and the gilded sword in another. The griffin holding the board and the sword in his paws is a heraldic symbol of Romanov family