24 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 17,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
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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