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A JEWELLED GOLD BOWL
A JEWELLED GOLD BOWL
A JEWELLED GOLD BOWL
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A JEWELLED GOLD BOWL

BY BOLIN, WORKMASTER VASILII FINIKOV, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 33099 AND 34099

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A JEWELLED GOLD BOWL
BY BOLIN, WORKMASTER VASILII FINIKOV, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 33099 AND 34099
Oval, with everted rim and four handles, each set with a cabochon sapphire and diamonds, with reeded borders on the outside, the interior finely chased to imitate samorodok texture, marked under base with workmaster's initials
3 1⁄4 in. (8.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 December 1999, lot 253.
Literature
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé, Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 1986, p. 293, no. 590 (illustrated).
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 335, no. 901 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, p. 38, no. 29 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Munich, Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé, 5 December 1986 - 8 March 1987, no. 590.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Centre, Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and his World, 14 August 2000 - 28 February 2001, no. 901.
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15 - 25 May 2012, no. 29.
Sale room notice
Please note that this lot is by Bolin, workmaster Vasilii Finikov, and not by Fabergé as stated in the catalogue.

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Vasilii Finikov worked for Bolin and was occasionally employed by Fabergé. A similar bowl with samorodok interior by Vasilii Finikov was sold at Christie's, London, 26 November 2012, lot 224.
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