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A silver-gilt mounted nephrite desk-set
A silver-gilt mounted nephrite desk-set

MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 16744

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A silver-gilt mounted nephrite desk-set marked Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 16744 Comprising a pair of candlesticks on circular bases with ribbon-tied reeded and laurel mounts, and column plinths applied with husks, the urn-shaped nozzles with ribbon-tied laurel swags and tails at the sides and gadrooned rim, the inkwell and pounce-pot of similar urn form on circular stone bases, each with detachable foliate cover with pineapple finial, the stamp-box and blotter of rectangular form with ribbon-tied reeded mounts and laurel swag and garland decoration, the paper-knife with similar decoration and foliate terminal, the pen and pencil with foliate mounts, fully marked, the pen and pencil with inventory number The candlesticks 6in. (15cm.) high (9)

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A similar composite desk-set in gold, silver and nephrite was exhibited in London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Fabergé, Imperial Jeweller, 1994, no.264 and illustrated, from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, the provenance for eight of the eleven pieces being King Farouk of Egypt.

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