9 June 2009
A jewelled gold-mounted and guilloché enamel pendant locket
by Fabergé, workmaster's mark of August Hollming, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 80059
Oval, the hinged cover of translucent oyster enamel over a sunburst ground emanating from a diamond-set star, a beaded border with leaf scroll lower right, rose-cut diamond-set suspension loop, with Russian inscription on the reverse, marked inside covers
1½ in. (3.7 cm.) long
The Russian inscription reads: '19 31/V 10 from M. S. P'.
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