Cigar Box

c. 1896–1908
(Russian, 1840–1917)
(Russian, 1842–1918)
20.2 x 13.5 x 4.2 cm (7 15/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Weight: 2.55 kg (5.62 lbs.)
Location: 211 Fabergé
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Peacocks were considered a symbol of imperial royalty in Russia.


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. In this whimsically oversized box for cigars or loose tobacco, Fabergé used the technique to highlight a symbol of imperial royalty, the preening peacock, here rendered in brilliant hues of blue and green enamels.
Cigar Box

Cigar Box

c. 1896–1908

Feodor Ivanovich Rückert, House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1840–1917), (Russian, 1842–1918)

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