17 - 18 December 1998
FABERGÉ AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
A GEMSET SILVER-GILT MOUNTED AVENTURINE QUARTZ BELL-PUSH
Marked K Fabergé with Imperial warrant, Moscow, circa 1890
Pyramidal, on four stud feet, the hardstone body enclosed at the angles with rose-diamond set laurel sprays with ribbon-tied garlands between, the lower mount chased and engraved with ribbon-tied laurel band, surmounted by a cabochon emerald pushpiece with gadrooned mount, marked on base
2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high
The Kazan Collection of Fabergé; Christie's New York, 15 April 1997, lot 65.
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Michel Y. Ghosn, Collection William Kazan: Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, Paris, 1996, no.88 (illustrated).
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