Dec 6, 2019

Tea Cup and Holder

Tea Cup and Holder

1908

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House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842–1918)

Silver, glass

Handle: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Gift of the Hiller-Borneman Collection 2021.157

Location

Did you know?

The history of the palmette, a motif resembling fan-shaped palm leaves, can be traced back to ancient Egypt.

Description

Fabergé drew upon different historical styles and applied them to the same object type with a consistently high level of finesse. The holder for this tea glass incorporates a range of classicizing ornamental designs from the turn of the nineteenth century, such as the Greek key pattern on the horizontal bands and the intermittent palmettes.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Silver, glass

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