A RUSSIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BOX
A RUSSIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BOX

BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 5078

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A RUSSIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BOX
BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 5078
Oblong, realistically carved as a potato, the gold-mounted hinged cover with a fleur-de-lys clasp at the front, marked throughout
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long
Provenance
By repute, King Farouk I of Egypt.
Christian de Guigné II and thence by descent.
Literature
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé in America, New York, 1996, p. 51, no. 33.
Exhibited
Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco 1964, cat. 44.
Fabergé in America, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1996, cat. no. 33.

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