Faberge "M.P" Michael Perchin, Cloisonne Enamel Silver Spoon
One sterling silver demitasse spoon with enamel detailing on the back of the bowl as well as on the handle. This beautiful spoon has vividly bright enamel (shades of blues, greens, pink, purple, white and orange) over gilded silver with beaded/rope accents on the bowl and a three dimensional twisted handle. The spoon measures just over 4” long, and is in excellent estate condition. There is minor damage to the enamel on the handle as shown in photos. This spoon is hallmarked “84/head” as well as “M.P” (raised pellet), mark of Mikhail Perchin-Faberge Silversmith, as shown in Alexander von Solodkoff’s Russian Gold and Silverwork, 17th-19th Century, cataloged as mark number 146).
Michael Evlampievich Perchin (1860 - 1903), born in Petrozavodsk, Eastern Karelia, died in St. Petersburg. Perchin, Faberge's legendary workmaster, was head of the workshops from 1886 until his death. He started life as a peasant and by applying himself assiduously to the art and craft of goldsmithery in various unknown workshops, he learned enough to open his own workshop in 1886 when he worked exclusively for Faberge. In seventeen years some 26 Imperial Easter Eggs were made under his supervision and established his fame. He made many cigarette cases, writing sets, bibelots of all kinds for the table. The pieces he made were rich quality of his work and every piece is the real thing. Every small object was perfectly executed, capable of impregnating the imagination of hundreds of people, the world over who delighted in seeing, handling, and enjoying. Perchin's mark in cyrillic is "M.P." ITEM: # 1546 PRICE: $ 495.00 *** SOLD ***