2 June 2014
A JEWELLED GOLD SCENT-BOTTLE
BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890
Ovoid, the gold samorodok body applied with a rose-cut diamond floral spray set with a cabochon sapphire in the centre and ruby below, the reverse similarly applied with a smaller diamond floral spray set with a cabochon ruby in the centre and sapphire below, mounted with a hinged domed cover applied with a cabochon sapphire push-piece, the interior of the cover set with a mirror, the neck further set with a cabochon ruby, marked under base; also with an import mark
2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high
Mrs. Ankie Reineke (1898-1989), Hilversum, The Netherlands.
By descent to the present owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2210
A similarly decorated gold box by August Holmström from a Distinguished Midwest Collection was sold Christie's, New York, 15 April 2013, lot 32.
Russian Works of Art specialist Margo Oganesian offers an expert overview of a category that is very much on the up
From the iconic imperial eggs to its jewellery, flowers, figurines and snuff-boxes, and the distinct styles of its various branches and workmasters
From Kyoto to Oahu, five homes with spa-inspired amenities for sustaining that New Year detox in style — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
A guide to the artist who was one of the main founders of Impressionism, and is famed for his paintings of the Parisian elite and abundant female sensuality