New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A JEWELLED TWO-COLOR GOLD AND SILVER-MOUNTED GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL NEPHRITE BAROMETER
marked Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, with scratched inventory number 5289
Cylindrical, on three fluted gold-mounted nephrite bun feet, with a convex base of alternating opaque white and red guilloché enamel bands, the nephrite body applied with ribbon-tied laurel garlands suspended from six ribbon bows each set with a cabochon ruby, the lower border and rim with chased laurel mounts, the upper border with enamelled guilloché decoration, the circular dial with opaque white and translucent red enamel border, with fluted gold-mounted cabochon ruby central finial, marked under base
3in. (7.5cm.) high
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.81.
A similar colour scheme and design was planned by Fabergé for a complete desk set in nephrite and enamel; see Fabergé Designs, Christie's London, 27 April 1989, lot 484.
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