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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 192

    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Punch Set

    MARKED K. FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1896-1908

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    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Punch Set
    Marked K. Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1896-1908
    Comprising a bratina, eight charki, a ladle, and a tray; the bratina and charki each of tapering cylindrical form, the upper section with continuous band of varicolor shaded enamel scrolling foliage on a gilt stippled ground and set with cabochon garnets at intervals, between twisted ropework borders, with gadrooned lower section, on a raised circular foot with conforming decoration; the circular tray with shaped molded rim, with supports for the eight charki alternating with panels of varicolor shaded enamel scrolling foliage set with enameled simulated hardstone cabochons, centering a well for the bowl within a twisted ropework border; the ladle with elongated hook handle and kovsh-shaped bowl, with conforming decoration; in a fitted wood case, fully marked; the tray dated 1895 and with scratched inventory number 13664
    The bratina 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high, the charki 3 5/8 in. (9.5 cm.) high; the tray 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) diam. (11)


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    The color palette used in the present lot can be seen in other works produced by Fabergé's Moscow workshops during the same period: a silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel mounted glass kovsh (see Sotheby's New York, December 11, 1990, lot 233 and The Chen Collection, Lyon & Turnbull, London, November 23, 2008, lot 24) and a silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh (Sotheby's New York, December 11, 1996, lot 332 and Sotheby's New York, December 6, 1994, lot 354 and The Chen Collection, Lyon & Turnbull, London, November 23, 2008, lot 68).

    Provenance

    A Private Collection.
    Property of a Lady, Christie's, New York, October 27, 1992, lot 35.