Dec 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2019

Bowl

Bowl

1895

House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842–1918)

Silver

Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Gift of the Hiller-Borneman Collection 2021.159

Location

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The size suggests that it was used either for sweets or simply displayed for its aesthetic value.

Description

While Fabergé mainly produced objects with historicist ornamentation drawing upon earlier periods, the firm was also attentive to the latest fashions in the European decorative arts. This silver bowl is executed in the Art Nouveau style popular at the time. Its indented body and the asymmetrical handle convey a sense of liquid movement, accentuated by the undulating reflections on the silver surface.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Silver
Medium: 
Silver

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