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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    A Jeweled Gold-Mounted Nephrite Presentation Brooch

    MARKED FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

    Price Realised  

    A Jeweled Gold-Mounted Nephrite Presentation Brooch
    Marked Fabergé, Moscow, 1908-1917
    The translucent nephrite panel centering a gold coin dated 1777, the obverse depicting the profile of Empress Catherine II and enameled in strawberry red over a hatched guilloché ground, all within a diamond-set rocaille border surmounted by a diamond-set Imperial crown, in the original silk and velvet lined wood case stamped, 'Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow, Odessa', marked on border and pin
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high


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    The Rococo style surround of the present brooch recalls a photograph frame produced in Fabergé's Moscow workshops and presented to Queen Louise of Denmark by Queen Victoria in 1898 (now in the Collection of Joan and Melissa Rivers). See G. von Hapsburg, M. Lopato, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler, London, 1993, p. 229, No. 77.

    Provenance

    Phillips, New York, December 4, 1997, lot 14.