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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 238

    A three-colour gold-mounted and guilloché enamel lorgnette


    Price Realised  

    A three-colour gold-mounted and guilloché enamel lorgnette
    marked Fabergé, Moscow, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 27353
    The oval case enamelled on each side and applied with a ribbon and rosette tied laurel wreath, the stem with six panels of enamel, the lower ring with a laurel wreath to both sides, the calyx of acanthus with a band of ribbon-tied reeding, with a rosette finial, fully marked, in original fitted wooden case, the interior of the cover stamped with the Imperial warrant and in Russian 'K. Faberge Moscow'
    5½ in. (14 cm.) excluding suspension loop

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    For a very simillar pink enamel lorgnette see:
    Geza von Habsburg, Fabergé, Geneva, 1987, p. 230, no. 443, illustrated.

    Various Fabergé lorgnette designs are illustrated in The Golden Years of Fabergé, Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, New York, 2000, pp. 19, 24 and 25.