Dec 6, 2019

Tea Cup and Holder

Tea Cup and Holder

c. 1908–17

Part of a set. See all set records

House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842–1918)

Silver, glass

Handle: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Loan from the Hiller-Borneman Collection 34.2019


Did you know?

In Russia, tea has been served in glasses since the eighteenth century.


Likely from a larger set, this tea glass with its holder is an excellent example of Fabergé’s ability to imbue objects of everyday use with exceptional artistry. The holder features elegant scroll motifs forming two horizontal bands and a handle, an ingenious take on the French ornamental style of the mid-eighteenth century.

See also
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Silver, glass

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