• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Desk Clock**

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 59809

    Price Realised  

    A Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Desk Clock**
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890, scratched inventory number 59809
    Of rococo baluster form, enameled in translucent green over a wavy sunburst ground, the white enamel dial with black Arabic chapters within a seed-pearl bezel, framed and applied with foliate scrolls, on two rocaille and foliate scroll feet, with scroll strut and ivory backing, in the original silk and velvet lined wood case stamped 'Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow' beneath the Imperial warrant, marked on edge, back and strut
    8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high


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    For a comparable clock by Michael Perchin in the Rococo style, see G. Hill, et al, Fabergé and the Russian Master Goldsmiths, New York, 1989, p. 173, No. 146, illustrated.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, Geneva, April 28, 1976, lot 202.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    G. von Habsburg and A. von Solodkoff, Fabergé, New York, 1979, p. 39, No. 47, illustrated.