Champagne Cooler

Present from the Russian Imperial Couple Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna on the occasion of Christian IX and Queen Louise’s golden wedding anniversary in 1892.

The silver gilt champagne cooler unites the Russian and the Danish, since it is shaped like a kovsh (a traditional Russian drinking bowl/ladle) while the elephant with an enamel tower and caparison indicates The Order of the Elephant.

Decorated at the front with cast coats of arms of Denmark and Hesse, and on the side “C IX L” as well as “26 May 1842/1892” with rich decoration in the Rococo style.

It is one of Faberge’s largest and most spectacular items of silverware.