A silver pitcher shaped as a rabbit standing on its hind quarters, with hinged head, gilt interior and cabochon ruby eyes - stamped with Imperial Warrant mark of Fabergé, assay mark of Moscow assay master A.
Signed “Charles Rudy 1935,” the rabbits stand 23 inches tall each and are set on bases measuring 11½ by 11¾ inches. They have a wonderful, mossy aged surface. The provenance for these rabbits is from a Newport, R.I., estate. Not surprisingly, an identical pair is at the teahouse at Newport’s once-grandest Victorian mansion along Bellevue Avenue, Chateau-sur-Mer, the former home of the Wetmore family.
"A rather regal rabbit stands sentinel in front of the arbor." Portland, Oregon, garden of Dulcy and Ted Mahar. Photography by John Granen. Text by Rebecca Christian. "Garden Retreat" produced by Barbara Mundall.