Ceramic vessel height 7.7 cm. Silver frame lid and end of the brush acting as a pommel Faberge master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1890.
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Julius Rappoport

Imperial gift watch in the form of a silver griffin on a bowenite stand height 24.5 cm. master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg 1902.
Imperial gift watch in the form of a silver griffin on a bowenite stand height 24.5 cm. master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg 1902.

In St. Petersburg, the best master, to whom Faberge entrusted especially responsible orders, was Julius Rapport. He achieved incredible skill in working with silver and personally performed the most important and complex work.

Julius Rappoport (1850 – 1917) – one of the leading masters of the Faberge firm. In 1910, having retired, Julius Rappoport bequeathed his workshop to the labor collective, which, without stopping working, was renamed the 1st Silver Artel.

Mantel clock made of gilded silver on a marble stand height 33.5 cm. St. Petersburg 1899 1908.
Mantel clock made of gilded silver on a marble stand height 33.5 cm. St. Petersburg 1899 1908.

At the end of the 19th century, dishes made of glass, crystal, ceramics and other materials in a silver frame came into fashion. Transparent jugs, glasses, punches, fruit bowls, salad bowls were complemented by Faberge masters with silver paws, wings, heads of griffins, birds and animals.

Clock in the form of a truncated corrugated column carved from aventurine in a silver frame height 15 cm. 1890.
Clock in the form of a truncated corrugated column carved from aventurine in a silver frame height 15 cm. 1890.
Mustard jar made of green glass in a silver frame. St. Petersburg 1898 1904.
Mustard jar made of green glass in a silver frame. St. Petersburg 1898 1904.
Crystal sugar dispenser in a silver frame height 25.5 cm, 1890.
Crystal sugar dispenser in a silver frame height 25.5 cm, 1890.
Glass decanter in a silver frame with a stopper in the shape of a hares head height 25 cm, 1899 1908.
Glass decanter in a silver frame with a stopper in the shape of a hares head height 25 cm, 1899 1908.
Ceramic jardiniere in a silver frame height 11.8 cm. St. Petersburg 1899 1908.
Ceramic jardiniere in a silver frame height 11.8 cm. St. Petersburg 1899 1908.
Crystal set for spices in a silver frame height 29.8 cm, 1893.
Crystal set for spices in a silver frame height 29.8 cm, 1893.
Crystal decanter for wine in a silver frame with a lid height 24.7 cm, 1890.
Crystal decanter for wine in a silver frame with a lid height 24.7 cm, 1890.
Glass wine jug in a gilded silver frame with a lid height 29.8 cm, 1910.
Glass wine jug in a gilded silver frame with a lid height 29.8 cm, 1910.
Crystal bowl in a silver frame, 1895.
Crystal bowl in a silver frame, 1895.
Ceramic vessel height 7.7 cm. Silver frame lid and end of the brush acting as a pommel Faberge master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1890.
Ceramic vessel height 7.7 cm. Silver frame lid and end of the brush acting as a pommel Faberge master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1890.
Glass jug in a silver frame with a lid decorated with a snail height 21 cm Faberge craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1890.
Glass jug in a silver frame with a lid decorated with a snail height 21 cm Faberge craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1890.
Cut glass tazza in a silver frame height 17.3 cm craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1895.
Cut glass tazza in a silver frame height 17.3 cm craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg circa 1895.
Gift table clock made of white onyx and silver with blue enamel height 67 cm Faberge master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg 1899 1903. From the collection of the Hillwood Museum Richmond USA.
Gift table clock made of white onyx and silver with blue enamel height 67 cm Faberge master Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg 1899 1903. From the collection of the Hillwood Museum Richmond USA.
Clock made of silver and pink granite decorated with cast chased allegorical figures of Mercury and a miner craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg, 1899 1904.
Clock made of silver and pink granite decorated with cast chased allegorical figures of Mercury and a miner craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg, 1899 1904.
Figurative clock made of silver and black slate topped with a cast chased figure of Mercury height 42.5 cm Faberge craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg 1908 1910.
Figurative clock made of silver and black slate topped with a cast chased figure of Mercury height 42.5 cm Faberge craftsman Julius Rappoport St. Petersburg 1908 1910.
Bowenite mantel clock in a silver frame height 23 cm, 1899 1904.
Bowenite mantel clock in a silver frame height 23 cm, 1899 1904.