27 Nov 2013
MARK OF FABERGÉ, MAKER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903, 88 STANDARD
Height 9.5 cm.
Realistically cast as a seated elephant.
Julius Alexander Rappoport (1851–1917) was the leading silversmith in Fabergé’s St. Petersburg ateliers, and responsible for the creation of most of the firm’s finely cast animal figures. The broad appeal of his silver objects was due to the fact that they were not only highly decorative but also functional. The popularity of these figures meant that the same model was often re-used. For example, the offered figure of a seated elephant, realistically modelled with its trunk raised, was produced as a table lighter and as a bell push.
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