A Massive Fabergé Silver Tankard with Coins, Workmaster Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, circa 1897-1899

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The tankard in early 18th century style, the handle, cylindrical body, and domed, hinged lid chased with vines of bay laurel and berries and set with thirteen coins and medallions commemorating the reigns of all the Romanov emperors and empresses from Peter I to Nicholas II, the thumbpiece realistically cast and chased in imitation of bay laurel branches, the interior gilded
marked with Cyrillic initials of workmaster, Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant and with 88 standard, also with scratched inventory number 4347
Height 9 1/8 in.
23.2 cm