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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 233

    A jewelled and enamel two-colour gold-mounted nephrite bell-push

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 9252

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    A jewelled and enamel two-colour gold-mounted nephrite bell-push
    marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 9252
    Of shaped pyramidal form, on four pierced bracket feet continuing up as the arched angle and concave base mounts, formed as openwork branches of gem-set and enamelled flowers and vari-colour gold foliage, with rose-diamond berries, in the Art Nouveau style, over the polished nephrite body, the star-shaped finial set with four rose-diamonds, with moonstone push-piece, marked under base
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high


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    There are some evident and striking similarities between the mounts of the present bell-push and those of the Fabergé 'Apple Blossom' egg also by Michael Perchin, made in 1901. Both incorporate two-colour gold leaves and the same pink foiled rose-cut diamonds within silver-mounted white enamel petals imitating blossoms and buds over polished nephrite. The marks are also strikingly similar.

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