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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    A Jewelled Gold, Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Vanity Case

    BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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    A Jewelled Gold, Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Vanity Case
    By Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917
    Oblong, the cover set with an oval enamel plaque en cameo rose over a spiral sunburst ground, depicting Venus at her toilette with cupid at her feet, the cover, sides and base with panels of translucent oyster enamel over striped wavy ground within opaque white bands, the cover and base with seed-pearl borders, with a ruby push-piece, the mirrored interior fitted in gold with hinged compact between two spring-hinged lipstick-holders, marked in base, compact and holders
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long


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    The design for the present vanity case can be seen in U. Tillander-Godenhielm et al., Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, Paris, 2000, p. 161, no. 199.

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