19 April 2002
A JEWELLED TWO-COLOR GOLD TORTOISESHELL LORGNETTE
marked with the Cyrillic initials KF for Carl Fabergé, Moscow, 1899-1908
Of blonde tortoiseshell, applied with gold laurel-leaf wreaths surmounted by rose-cut diamond tied ribbons, fully marked, in a later box stamped 'LaCloche Frères, Paris'
4¼in. (21cm.) long
LaCloche Frères Paris & London Wartski, London, March 1985
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Forbes, C. & Tromeur-Brenner, R. Fabergé, The Forbes Collection, New York, 1999, p. 171, ill. p. 170
It is not unusual to have Fabergé items in simmilar fitted cases stamped LaCloche. After closing the London branch in November 1915, part of the remaining stock was acquired by the French firm LaCloche Frères. The inside of the fitted cases were changed and stamped with the name of the French firm." See von Habsburg, G. & von Solodkoff, A. Fabergé, (Fribourg, 1979). p. 53
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