Made by Faberge in Moscow between 1899 and 1905.
The silver trophy is decorated in neo-classical taste with ribbon tied laurel garlands, ribbon tied reeded rim, and chased acanthus leaves on base.
The front is finely engraved with the emblem of the Imperial Society For Proper Hunting – a double headed Russian Imperial eagle and an elk’s head laid on a six pointed star, recipient’s name and date ‘January 1905’.
Height – 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Width – 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm)
Weight – 351 grams.
Tsar Nicholas II was the patron of the Imperial Society for Proper Hunting.
The tsar’s photograph shown here was taken in 1912 in Spala (Poland) where Nicholas II had a hunting lodge.
Marked ‘ К.ФАБЕРЖЕ ‘ (Carl Faberge) beneath Russian Imperial warrant (double headed eagle), 84 zolotnik old Russian silver standard (875 silver) with initials ‘ ИЛ ‘ for Moscow assay master Ivan Lebedkin, and Faberge’s scratched inventory number 19301.