Dec 6, 2019
Dec 6, 2019

Tea Cup Holder

Tea Cup Holder

c. 1908–1917

Part of a set. See all set records


House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842–1918)


Handle: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Gift of the Hiller-Borneman Collection 2021.156.a


Did you know?

In Russia, tea has been served in glasses since the eighteenth century.


This holder and its glass are likely from a larger set. It is an excellent example of Fabergé’s ability to imbue objects of everyday use with exceptional artistry. The holder features elegant scroll motifs forming two horizontal bands and a handle, an ingenious take on the French ornamental style of the mid-eighteenth century.

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Decorative Arts
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