22 June 2016
A JEWELED GOLD, SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PILL BOX
MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 60333
Triangular, with rounded corners, enameled in translucent lilac over a radiating wavy guilloché ground, the hinged cover centered by a triangular plaque painted with a question mark and set with a picture diamond, with rose-cut diamond thumbpiece, marked throughout
1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) wide
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), purchased from the St Petersburg branch of Fabergé on 21 December 1898 for 115 roubles.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, Geneva, 16 November 1993, lot 668.
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