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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 208

    A jewelled, enamel and gold vanity-case


    Price Realised  

    A jewelled, enamel and gold vanity-case
    marked Fabergé, workmaster's initials indistinct, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
    Rectangular, the cover enamelled in translucent deep blue over a waved ground and applied with rose-diamond interlaced LL's within an oval and trellis border, the depicting three notes on a treble clef within an oval, with tied laurel branches beneath and ribbon-bow cresting suspending floral festoons of blue basse-taille enamel, the sides with similar laurel festoons, the interior with two hinged compartments and mirror, marked in base and on interior compartments
    3½ in. (9 cm.) long

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    For a similar box with initials E B for the celebrated actress Mme. Balletta, see G. de Habsbourg-Lorraine and A. de Solodkoff, Fabergé Joaillier à la Cour de Russie, Fribourg, 1979, no. 150, p. 131, illustrated p. 128.

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