Pill or Snuff Box

(Russian, 1840–1917)
(Russian, 1842–1918)
Diameter: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Location: 211 Fabergé
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Around 1900, ladies often carried little boxes for medicines, a pinch of snuff, or cosmetic patches for the face.


Fabergé’s craftsmen in Moscow became known for their work in the pan-Slavic or neo-Russian taste, hearkening back to 17th-century styles of Russian folk decoration. This little box for pills, snuff, or cosmetic patches follows on in this style with its scene of a romantic ride in the quintessential mode of Russian transportation, a horse-drawn sleigh or troika.
Pill or Snuff Box

Pill or Snuff Box


Feodor Ivanovich Rückert, House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1840–1917), (Russian, 1842–1918)
Russia, St. Petersburg

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