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A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE BONBONNIÈRE
A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE BONBONNIÈRE
A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE BONBONNIÈRE
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A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE BONBONNIÈRE

BY FABERGÉ, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 18771

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A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE BONBONNIÈRE
BY FABERGÉ, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 18771
Rectangular, with rounded corners, the hinged cover applied with three rose-cut diamond-set bands, terminating in cabochon rubies and gold hinged modelled as fleur-de-lys, marked on mounts with indistinct workmaster's mark; in the original fitted Fabergé wooden case
1 5⁄8 in. (4.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Purchased by Richard George Penn Curzon, the 4th Earl Howe (1861-1929) from the London branch of Fabergé on Christmas Eve 1909 for £13.10s.
Property of a Lady of Title; Christie's, London, 27 November 1979, lot 139.
With Wartski, London.
Property from the Collection of Harriet and Jack Stein, Los Angeles; Sotheby's, New York, 12 April 2011, lot 280.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé from Private Collections, London, 1992, no. 98 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, p. 43, no. 33 (illustrated).
Exhibited
London, Wartski, Fabergé from Private Collections, 2 - 15 December 1992, no. 98.
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15 - 25 May 2012, no. 33.

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Lot Essay

Richard George Penn Curzon, the 4th Earl Howe (1861-1929) was a British courtier and politician. He was Lord Chamberlain to Queen Alexandra, sister of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, between 1903 and 1925. A number of objects from the Royal Collection were purchased by Earl Howe from the London branch of Fabergé and presented to Queen Alexandra as gifts. They include a silver model of the wolf-hunter Vassilka and a nephrite frame with the view of Sandringham church.

We are grateful to Dmitry Krivoshey for his assistance with the research of the present lot.

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