New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GOLD GEMSET GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL VESTA CASE
marked Fabergé in Latin script and with the Cyrillic initials of Carl Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, with scratched inventory number 21648, and London import marks for 1910
Compressed circular, the body and hinged cover of translucent white enamel over rayed ground, the sides and edges with chased and engraved dot and dash decoration, with rose-diamond push-piece and gold suspension ring, the base with striker, marked on rim, inside cover and on ring, in original velvet and silk-lined wooden case, the cover stamped in Russian 'Fabergé St Petersburg Moscow, London' with Imperial warrant
1¾in. (4½in.) diam.
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.96.
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