London, South Kensington
15 December 2000
A gem-set silver Art Nouveau Belt-buckle
by Fabergé, Moscow, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 16944
Shaped oval, cast, chased and engraved as stylized spray of mistletoe, embellished with six cabochon amethysts, marked on one leaf, in original fitted wooden case, the cover stamped in Russian 'K. Fabergé Moscow St. Petersburg Odessa' with Imperial warrant
31/8in. (7.9cm.) high
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Inventory number should read 16904.
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