Dec 6, 2019

Tea Cup and Holder

Tea Cup and Holder


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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


Did you know?

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


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
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Silver, glass

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