A Russian gilded silver & shaded cloisonné enamel spoon, Feodor Rückert, undoubtedly for Fabergé, Moscow, 1899-1907. In Pan Slavic taste, the reverse of the oval bowl decorated with a stylized tulip blossom in shades of terracotta, mint green, navy blue, & celadon green against an opaque white ground, the twist handle with a circular openwork terminal centering an early model of the Russian Imperial double-headed eagle in shades of blue, green, & white. Struck with maker’s mark & 84 silver fineness standard. Condition: with several tiny chips to enamel on the back of the bowl, primarily at base & on the blue foliage in the center of the upper half. Struck with maker’s mark, 84 silver fineness standard, & Fabergé scratched inventory number 20716. Gross weight: 20 grams. Length 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm).
Although this spoon does not have a mark for Fabergé as retailer, the scratched inventory number is certainly one of the firm’s numbers.
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