9 June 2009
A jewelled and enamelled gold-mounted rhodonite bowl
by Fabergé, circa 1900
Circular, the gold rim enamelled with three translucent green stripes and applied with rose-diamond ribbon-ties at intervals, apparently unmarked, in later fitted case stamped Wartski
2¾ in. (6.9 cm.) diameter
The Robert Strauss Collection, Christie's, London, 9 March 1976, lot 10.
Purchased at that sale by Wartski, London.
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