A Fabergé Red Urn-shaped Gum Pot
A Fabergé silver mounted sang-de-beouf Royal Doulton ceramic gum pot, in the shape of an urn with two silver handles and rim decorated with Greek key pattern, convex silver lid with beaded surround surmounted by a fluted finial, interior of lid fitted with silver paintbrush, marked KF in Cyrillic, St Petersburg, 1898-1908, the gross weight 98 grams.
This neoclassical urn-shaped gum pot was made by Fabergé. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and best-known jewellery house. The house has become known for their royal commissions and their close ties to the family of Tsar Nicholas II. This gum pot features an ox-blood red glaze, an 11th-century Chinese pottery technique that was perfected by the Royal Doulton company in the early twentieth century. The pot is decorated with a bright silver lid and handles. The handles feature a scrolled meander, or Greek key motif, and the lid is topped with a fluted finial. This gum is a perfect example of Fabergé craftsmanship.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.