New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GOLD-MOUNTED GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL ROCK CRYSTAL BONBONNIÈRE
marked Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, with scratched inventory number 15276
Compressed circular, with slightly domed rock-crystal sides within rose-diamond rim, the base engraved with a laurel band over a circle, the cover with intertwined laurel swags, the sides of translucent pink with intertwined laurel swags over reeded ground, marked on rims
2¼in. (6cm.) diam.
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.107.
For a similar rock crystal bonbonière, see San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fabergé (1964), no.45.
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