• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    A Silver-Mounted Overlaid and Etched Glass Vase

    THE SILVER BASE MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, THE GLASS BY THE IMPERIAL GLASS FACTORY, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, 1900

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    A Silver-Mounted Overlaid and Etched Glass Vase
    The silver base marked Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, the glass by the Imperial Glass Factory, period of Nicholas II, 1900
    The circular base formed as a branch with five leaf feet and further leaves entwined around the blue and white frosted glass body, overlaid and engraved with green leaves and a red flower bud, marked on silver base and under base of glass
    10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) high


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    David Perlman (1882-1987) was born in Musch, Russia. He left the Russian army in 1905 for Sweden, from where he moved to the United States of America in 1907. The family returned to Scandinavia in 1908.
    For an overlay glass vase with similar mounts, with glass by Gallé and leaf-form mounts marked Fabergé with the workmaster's mark of Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, before 1899, see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and his World, London, 2000, p. 117, No. 178, illustrated. This latter vase once stood in the office of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in the Winter Palace, and was later transferred to the Hermitage.

    Provenance

    David Perlman
    By direct descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN