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A JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED MOSS AGATE AND NEPHRITE BOX
A JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED MOSS AGATE AND NEPHRITE BOX
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A JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED MOSS AGATE AND NEPHRITE BOX

ENGRAVED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 21452

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A JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED MOSS AGATE AND NEPHRITE BOX
ENGRAVED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 21452
Of oval form, the clasp and hinges of geometric design and set with rose-cut diamonds, the clasp centring a square moss agate panel, marked inside hinge and clasp
4 in. (10 cm.) wide
Provenance
Purchased from Fabergé's London branch by Marquis de Ganay on 27 December 1912 for £40.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, Zurich, 23 November 1978, lot 133.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 May 2004, lot 206.
Private collection, London, 2005.
Literature
Exhibition Catalogue, The Palace Museum, Beijing, 2018, p. 638, no. 257.
Exhibited
Beijing, The Palace Museum, 17 April - 17 June 2018, no. 257.

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Lot Essay


The original design for the present box is featured in a surviving album of Henrik Wigström’s drawings (U. Tillander-Godenhielm et al., Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, Paris, 2000, p. 93, pl. 201).

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