A GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ CARD CASE
A GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ CARD CASE
A GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ CARD CASE
A GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ CARD CASE
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A GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ CARD CASE

BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 49168

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A GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ CARD CASE
BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 49168
Rectangular, the detachable cover and base decorated with openwork gold mounts in rococo style, depicting to the front an architectural scene within rocailles, marked on mounts with 'Fabergé' in Cyrillic and workmaster's initials
3 1⁄2 in. (8.8 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 18 April 1996, lot 235.
European Private Collection.
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 30 November 2011, lot 222.
Literature
K. Farrington, Fabergé, London, 1999, p. 104 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, pp. 150-151, no. 126 (illustrated).
Exhibited
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15 - 25 May 2012, no. 126.

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Lot Essay

For a similar card case by Michael Perchin from the Royal Collection, formerly owned by Grand Duchess Xenia and acquired by Queen Mary, see C. de Guitaut, Fabergé in the Royal Collection, London, 2003, p. 137, no. 159.

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