Miniature commode

Russian
Workshop of Peter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920)


Object Place: Europe, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dimensions

Overall: 5.71 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1785

Medium or Technique

Gold, nephrite

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold

Miniature commode carved from a single piece of green nephrite with shaped sides and front and overlaid with pierced foliated scrolled gold work on gold legs. Hinged nephrite cover has molded gold edge.

Inscription

Marked on front edge with Faberge's mark, 56 (gold standard) and crossed anchor mark for St. Petersburg, and initials for maker. Unique inventory mark scratched inside rim of lid on proper right side "41649".

Provenance

Probably acquired in Europe by Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1949, gift of Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1949)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field