22 June 2016
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT SILVER CHARKI
MARKED K. FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1908-1917
Each of ovoid form, on a domed circular foot, with scrolled handle in the form of a peacock's head, marked under bases; in a fitted Wartski case
4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) wide
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 14 May 1991, lot 226.
With Wartski, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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A comparable charka by Fabergé was sold Sotheby's, New York, 17 April 2012, lot 392.
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