Workshop of Peter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920)
Object Place: Europe, St. Petersburg, Russia
Overall: 5.71 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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".
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)
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field