An Antique Russian Imperial Silver Hunting Trophy by Carl Faberge
The silver trophy is decorated in neo-classical taste with ribbon tied laurel garlands, ribbon tied reeded rim, and chased acanthus leaves on base.
The front is finely engraved with the emblem of the Imperial Society For Proper Hunting - a double headed Russian Imperial eagle and an elk's head laid on a six pointed star,
recipient's name and date 'January 1905'.
Height - 6 5/8 in. (16,8 cm)
Width - 3 1/4 in. (8,4 cm)
Weight - 351 grams
The trophy was made by Faberge's Moscow branch between 1899 and 1905.
It is fully marked under the base with Moscow assay stamp of the period, Faberge name, and original Faberge's scratched inventory number.
Marked ' К.ФАБЕРЖЕ ' (Carl Faberge) beneath Russian Imperial warrant (double headed eagle), 84 zolotniks old Russian silver standard (875/1000) with initials ' ИЛ ' of Moscow assay master Ivan Lebedkin, and Faberge's scratched inventory number 19301.
Antique Russian Hunting Trophy by Carl Faberge