New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GOLD-MOUNTED GEMSET SMOKY QUARTZ BONBONNIÈRE
by Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, with scratched inventory number 3842
Shell-shaped, the carved quartz body with gold mounts, the hinged body with rose-diamond border, marked on mounts
1¾in. (4.5cm.) wide
Lord Ivar Mountbatten
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.100.
For a very similar bonbonnière see B. Krairiksh (editor), Fabergé in the Royal Collection, (Bangkok, 1984), p.149.
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