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A JEWELED GOLD BOX
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED MIDWEST PRIVATE COLLECTION
A JEWELED GOLD BOX

BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

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A JEWELED GOLD BOX
BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890
Square with rounded corners, spot-hammered overall, the hinged cover and three sides applied with a scrolling floral vine, inset with sapphire, ruby and rose-cut diamond cabochons, with ruby cabochon push-piece, marked under base
1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) wide
Provenance
A gift from Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) to her sister Princess Irene of Prussia, née Hesse-Darmstadt (1866-1953).
Property of a German Royal Family, Christie's, Geneva, May 11, 1982, lot 278.
With Galerie Popoff, Paris.
A Private Collection.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, December 5, 1997, lot 333.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé. A Private Collection: A Selection of items from 'The Woolf Family Collection', Lahti, 1997, illustrated and listed p. 9.
Exhibited
Lahti, Lahti Art Museum, Fabergé. A Private Collection: A Selection of items from 'The Woolf Family Collection', March 14-May 4, 1997, no. 6.

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