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A jewelled gold-mounted nephrite Ashtray
A jewelled gold-mounted nephrite Ashtray

MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 21721

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A jewelled gold-mounted nephrite Ashtray
marked Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 21721
Oval, on flattened base, the rim with opaque white enamel band engraved with dot and dash, set wtih four square-cut sapphires at intervals, marked on rim
3½in. (9cm.) long

Lot Essay

For the drawing of this bowl see Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Peter L. Schaffer, Alice Milica Ilich, Mark A. Schaffer, Golden Years of Fabergé Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, (New York, 2000), p.217.
The above lot nephrite was purchased for 150 roubles by the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas II in 1914. The ashtray is listed with other items on a Fabergé bill dated 3 April 1914 addressed to her.
We are grateful Valentin Skurlov for researching the above item.
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