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SIXTEEN SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL MENU HOLDERS, BY FABERGÉ, FIFTEEN WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS (ANTTI) NEVALAINEN, ONE WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VIKTOR AARNE, ST PETERSBURG, VARIOUS DATES, VARIOUS INVENTORY NUMBERS
SIXTEEN SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL MENU HOLDERS, BY FABERGÉ FIFTEEN WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS (ANTTI) NEVALAINEN, ONE WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VIKTOR AARNE, ST PETERSBURG, VARIOUS DATES, VARIOUS INVENTORY NUMBERS

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SIXTEEN SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL MENU HOLDERS, BY FABERGÉ
FIFTEEN WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS (ANTTI) NEVALAINEN, ONE WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VIKTOR AARNE, ST PETERSBURG, VARIOUS DATES, VARIOUS INVENTORY NUMBERS
Twelve rectangular, comprising:
a pair enamelled in translucent pale blue, surmounted by a ribbon crest suspending laurel festoons, marked K. Fabergé, 1899-1903, scratched inventory numbers 14233
one enamelled in translucent pale blue, surmounted with a flowing ribbon suspending laurel festoons, marked K. Fabergé, 1908, scratched inventory number 13373
another enamelled in translucent bright green, applied with a thyrsus centring a rosette, 1899-1908, scratched inventory number 6748
another enamelled in translucent pale blue, applied with an oval cartouche engraved with a crowned cypher 'VM' and surmounted with a ribbon crest, marked Fabergé, 1899-1903, scratched inventory number 11084
another enamelled in translucent lime green, marked K. Fabergé, 1899-1903, scratched inventory number 14234
a pair, enamelled in translucent pale blue, applied with a thyrsus centring a laurel wreath and surmounted with a ribbon crest, 1899-1903 and 1899-1908, scratched inventory numbers 6604
one enamelled in bright red, applied with spread-winged swan within laurel festoons, marked K. Fabergé, 1899-1908, scratched inventory number 16910
another enamelled in translucent rose Pompadour, applied with flaming torches suspending laurel swags, marked K. Fabergé, 1899-1903, scratched inventory number 12454
another enamelled in translucent mauve, applied with a foliate thyrsus, marked Fabergé, workmaster Viktor Aarne, circa 1890, scratched inventory number 1273
another enamelled in translucent mauve, surmounted with a ribbon crest suspending a two laurel festoons, marked K. Fabergé, 1899-1903
and a set of four hexagonal, enamelled in translucent pale blue and mounted on a stepped wood base with silver-gilt beading, marked K. Fabergé, 1908, scratched inventory numbers 14435

Dimensions:
Rectangular: 9.8 cm. wide, and smaller
Hexagonal: 4.4 cm. wide
(16)
Provenance
Bright green:
Christie's New York, 20 April 2001, lot 59.

Pale blue with cartouche:
Auction in Geneva, 29 June 1988, lot 198.

Lime green:
Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918) and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918), purchased from Fabergé's St Petersburg branch on 21 December 1906 for 80 roubles for a pair.
Auction in New York, 14 December 1983, lot 547.

Bright red:
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918), purchased from Fabergé's St Petersburg branch on 16 November 1908 for 100 roubles.
Christie's New York, 27 October 1986, lot 397.

Rose Pompadour:
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918), purchased from Fabergé's St Petersburg branch on 30 November 1905 for 60 roubles.
Christie's New York, 13 December 1991, lot 75.

Mauve with laurel festoons:
Christie's London, 13 June 1985, lot 369.

Four hexagonal pale blue:
Sophie of Merenberg, Countess de Torby (1868-1927), purchased from Fabergé's London branch on 3 December 1909 for 21 (from a set of six menus).
A La Vieille Russie, New York
Literature
Rose Pompadour:
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and his World, London, 2000, p. 265, no. 672 (illustrated, one of a pair)

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