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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    A silver two-handled bowl

    MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF STEPHAN WÄKEVA, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 11001

    Price Realised  

    A silver two-handled bowl
    marked Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, workmaster's mark of Stephan Wäkeva, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 11001
    The circular bowl on conforming beaded and gadrooned foot, each openwork handle formed as a pair of entwined snakes, the shallow bowl with reeded rim, marked under base
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) wide
    10.6 oz. (332 gr.)


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    For other examples of Fabergé silver-mounted vases incorporating snakes in their design see: Christie's King Street, 28 November 2007, lot 80, Christie's, New York, 16 April 1999, lot 11, Christie's, Geneva, 15 May 1984, lot 330.

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    Pre-Lot Text

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