New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GOLD JEWELLED GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL BONBONNIÈRE IN THE FORM OF A DOGE'S CAP
by Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, with scratched inventory number 15741, with London import marks for 1908
Realistically cast, enamemelled with translucent white over floral and foliate scrolls, with two decorative gold bands with square-cut rubies, baguette-cut emeralds and sapphires, rose-diamonds and seed pearls at intervals, the hinged cover similarly enamelled, marked on rim of cover
1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) diam.
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.143.
New York, A la Vieille Russie, The Art of Peter Carl Fabergé, (1961), no.129.
For a similar cap in yellow enamel see Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé, Hofjuwelier der Zaren, (1986), no.489, also Geza von Habsburg and Marina Lopato, Fabergé Imperial Jeweller, (London, 1993), no.254, both illustrated.
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