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A JEWELLED AND ENAMEL GOLD BONBONNIÈRE IN THE FORM OF A DOGE'S HAT
A JEWELLED AND ENAMEL GOLD BONBONNIÈRE IN THE FORM OF A DOGE'S HAT
A JEWELLED AND ENAMEL GOLD BONBONNIÈRE IN THE FORM OF A DOGE'S HAT
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A JEWELLED AND ENAMEL GOLD BONBONNIÈRE IN THE FORM OF A DOGE'S HAT

BY FABERGÉ, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 6659

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A JEWELLED AND ENAMEL GOLD BONBONNIÈRE IN THE FORM OF A DOGE'S HAT
BY FABERGÉ, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 6659
Modelled as a doge's hat, corno ducale, enamelled overall in translucent yellow over a fine hand engraved scrolling foliate design, decorated with two bands of opaque white enamel, set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds, alternating with seed-pearls, the finial set with a pearl within a diamond-set border, the hinged gold cover finely chased with rosettes on stippled ground, marked on cover with 'Fabergé' in Cyrillic
1 3⁄8 in. (3.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 15-16 May 1984, lot 321.
Literature
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé, Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 1986, p. 245, no. 489 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. Kostbarkeiten Russischer Goldschmiedekunst der Jahrkunderwende, Zurich, 1989, p. 44, no. 15 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweller, St Petersburg, 1993, p. 358, no. 254 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Tsar, Stockholm, 1997, p. 135, no. 88 (illustrated).
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 183, no. 416 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, pp. 18-19, no. 12 (illustrated).
U. Tillander-Godenhielm, Fabergé His Masters and Artisans, Helsinki, 2018, p. 98 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Munich, Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé, 5 December 1986 - 8 March 1987, no. 489.
New York, Habsburg, Feldman, The Josiane Woolf Fabergé Collection, 3-9 November 1988, no. 5.
Zurich, Museum Bellerive, Carl Fabergé. Kostbarkeiten Russischer Goldschmiedekunst der Jahrkunderwende, 31 May - September 1989, no. 15.
London, Wartski, Fabergé from Private Collections, 2-15 December 1992, no. 126.
St Petersburg, Hermitage State Museum; Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs; London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweller, June 1993 - April 1994, no. 254.
Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Tsar, 6 - 19 October 1997, no. 88.
London, Spencer House, Fabergé from Private Collections - An exhibition on behalf of Music in Country Churches, 8 December 1998, no. 9.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Centre, Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and his World, 14 August 2000 - 28 February 2001, no. 416.
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15-25 May 2012, no. 12.

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A comparable gold bonbonnière in white enamel from the collection of Lily and Edmond J. Safra was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 3 November 2005, lot 31 (see U. Tillander-Godenhielm, Fabergé His Masters and Artisans, Helsinki, 2018, p. 98).

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