8 June 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN ROYAL FAMILY
A Jewelled and enamelled gold-mounted nephrite egg-form bonbonniere
Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, scratched inventory number 22267
The hinged ovoid body with gold mounts, the lower with a band of gold and opaque white enamel with five rose-cut diamond ties at intervals, with associated gilt metal tripod stand, marked inside flange
the egg 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high (2)
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The design for the present lot is illustrated in U. Tillander-Godenhielm, et al, Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, Paris, 2000, p. 82, pl. 189.
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