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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 223

    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Vesta Case

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MIKHAIL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1903, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 9027

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    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Vesta Case
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Mikhail Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1903, scratched inventory number 9027
    Rectangular with rounded corners, enameled in translucent strawberry red over a wavy guilloché ground, the ends with laurel-chased gold borders, one end fitted with a match strike, the hinged cover with a gold-mounted diamond thumb-piece, the interior of the cover with engraved inscription, 'Petersburg 1905', marked inside cover and base
    1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, June 14, 1999, lot 324.