A Fabergé silver jardinière and plateau, First Silver Artel, St Petersburg, 1908-1912
The jardinière of cartouche form with undulating rim, the sides repoussé with central cartouches, one engraved with Roman numeral XXV, Cyrillic initial YeYeG and dates 12-24.XII.1887-1912 , the other 'TCv!', within raised panels with incurved corners and reed borders, gilt interior, the conforming plateau with bevel-edged mirror top, the tiered sides with foliate scrolls and scroll feet, wood underside, both struck with artel mark and Fabergé in Cyrillic with the Imperial Warrant, 88 standard
width of jardinière 43.8cm, 17 1/4 in.; width of plateau 63.5cm, 25in.