A Fabergé silver and pictorial enamel box, workmaster Julius Rappoport, Saint Petersburg, 1899-1904. The hinged lid inset with a plaque painted en plein after “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks” by Ilya Repin, the sides applied with opposing griffins within anthemion and laurel borders, raised on four lion paw feet, the interior gilded. Dimensions: 3 3/4 in. h x 8 3/4 in. w x 5 1/8 in. d. (9.5 x 22.2 x 13.1 cm).
Sotheby’s New York, 14 December 1983, lot 500, illustrated.
Gerard Hill, G.G. Smorodinova, & B.L. Ulyanova,Fabergé & the Russian Master Goldsmiths (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1989),no. 150, pp. 174, 193.