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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    A two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel desk clock

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 10982

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel desk clock
    marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 10982
    Of quatrefoil form, on four reeded bun feet, enamelled in lime-green translucent enamel, the sides with wavy ground, the clock frame on sunburst ground and set with four oval polished agates in seed-pearl bezels, the white enamel dial with black Arabic chapter and pierced gold hands, within a two-colour gold bezel chased and engraved with a guilloché border, the outer rim similarly mounted with a foliate border, the side mounts with dot and dash engraved details, the wooden base with concave mechanism, marked under lower rim
    3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 16 November 1994, lot 429.
    with Tessier's, London.
    Acquired by the mother of the present owner.