RUSSIAN NEPHRITE PEN TRAY, probably Faberge

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Probably Faberge, circa 1900s

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Description

RUSSIAN GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE PEN TRAY

Probably Faberge, Russia, circa 1900, unmarked

The curved oblong nephrite tray on two scrolling nephrite feet, each end applied with a gold laurel leaf border 

Length 8 1/8 in. (20,6 cm), depth 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)

PROVENANCE:

King George I of the Hellenes (1845-1913)
By descent in the family: sold The Collection of King George I of the Hellenes, Christie’s, London, 24 January 2007, lot 407.

CONDITION:

Very small chip to the inside of one leg. Good overall condition.

NOTE:

George was born in Copenhagen, the second son of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg and Louise of Hesse-Kassel. He was elected King of the Hellenes in 1863, following the deposition of King Otto, and reigned until 1913. In 1867, George married Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna (1851-1926), the daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich (1827-1892) and gransdaughter of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855).

For a similar nephrite tray, see G. von Habsburg, Faberge, London, 1988, p. 158, pl. 184

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