Of tapering circular form, the handle inset with a half-rouble from the period of Empress Anna Ioannovna dated 1733, the body decorated throughout with iridescent dark blue enamel, applied with seed-pearl beadwork snowflakes, all between two chased scrolling borders, on four ball feet, interior gilt, marked inside and under base
378 in. (10 cm.) wide
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Seed-pearl beadwork on enamel is a rare technique that is inspired by traditional embroidery and a medieval style called ‘uzorochie’, which is characterised by intricate forms and picturesque silhouettes. For an almost identical charka by Fabergé, also with the maker's mark of Feodor Rückert, see T. Muntian, Feodor Rückert & Carl Fabergé, Moscow, 2016, pp. 358-359. For another comparable charka, see Exhibition catalogue, A La Vieille Russie, Fabergé, New York, 1983, p. 34, no. 12.

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