PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED MIDWEST PRIVATE COLLECTION
A JEWELED GOLD-MOUNTED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL AVENTURINE QUARTZ GUM-POT

BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ERIK KOLLIN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1899-1901, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 3753

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A JEWELED GOLD-MOUNTED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL AVENTURINE QUARTZ GUM-POT
BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ERIK KOLLIN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1899-1901, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 3753
The body naturalistically carved in the form of an apple, the detachable stem enameled overall in translucent green over a wavy guilloché ground, the top inset with a rose-cut diamond, with interior brush fitting, marked on brush fitting
2 in. (5.1 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Purchased by the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna from Fabergé's St. Petersburg branch, the invoice dated February 7, 1901, for 70 roubles.
With A La Vieille Russie, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé, New York, 1983, illustrated p. 91, listed p. 90, no. 287.
Exhibited
New York, A La Vieille Russie, Fabergé, April 22-May 21, 1983, no. 287.

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Lot Essay

For comparable models, see Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé, Munich, Kunsthalle of the Hypo Kulturstiftung, December 5, 1986-March 8, 1987, no. 196 and Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Tsar, Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, June 6-October 19, 1997, illustrated and listed p. 136, no. 90.

We are grateful to Dr. Valentin Skurlov for his assistance with the research of the present lot.
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