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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 439

    A gem-set silver bell-push in the form of a woodcock


    Price Realised  

    A gem-set silver bell-push in the form of a woodcock
    marked K. Fabergé with the Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Realistically cast in a seated position, with finely chased feathers and garnet cabochon eyes, the left eye as a push-piece, marked on base
    5½ in. (14 cm.) long
    gross weight 8.27 oz. (257,2 gr.)

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    For a comparable silver ashtray in the form of a woodcock, see Geza Von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 113, no. 164, illustrated, and Geza Von Habsburg and Marina Lopato, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler, New York, 1994, pp. 324-325, no. 205, illustrated.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note in addition to the marks on the silver, the indistinct scratched inventory number : 7704 or 9704 is beneath, on the wooden base.