A GEM-SET AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BELL-PUSH
A GEM-SET AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BELL-PUSH
A GEM-SET AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BELL-PUSH
A GEM-SET AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BELL-PUSH
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A GEM-SET AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BELL-PUSH

BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 5720

Details
A GEM-SET AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BELL-PUSH
BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 5720
Of stepped rectangular form, the chalcedony base applied with two beaded gold borders, surmounted by a gold panel enamelled in translucent red over a wavy guilloché ground, applied on each side with a carved turtle in agate and amazonite, resting on a gold pivot set with two cabochon moonstones, on four bun feet, marked on mount with 'Fabergé' in Cyrillic and workmaster's initials
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Lord Ivar Mountbatten (b. 1963).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 20 October 1997, lot 53.
Literature
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé, Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 1986, p. 162, no. 208 (illustrated).
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 172, no. 365 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, pp. 92-93, no. 76 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Munich, Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé, 5 December 1986 - 8 March 1987, no. 208.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Centre, Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and his World, 14 August 2000 - 28 February 2001, no. 365.
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15 - 25 May 2012, no. 76.

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Lot Essay

Lord Ivar Mountbatten is descended from the Russian imperial family through his grandmother, Countess Nadezhda de Torby, Marchioness of Milford Haven. Her father Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich, the grandson of Nicholas I, was married to Countess Sophie Merenberg, Countess de Torby, who was a granddaughter of the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

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