9 June 2009
A jewelled two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel vanity case
marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 6092B
Rectangular, with three hinged compartments, decorated with applied laurel banding and ribbon-tied festoons and garlands, each of the fourteen panels enamelled in translucent green over a waved ground within opaque white borders, with rose-diamond thumb-pieces, the central cover with mirrored interior, marked in base, in an original fitted case stamped in Russian 'Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow, Odessa'
4¼ in. (11 cm.) long
Anonymous sale, Christie's, Geneva, 9 November 1977, lot 242.
Purchased at that sale by Wartski, London.
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G. de Habsburg and A. de Solodkoff, Fabergé Joaillier à la Cour de Russie, Fribourg, 1979, p. 41, pl. 48.
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