London, South Kensington
15 December 2000
A silver-gilt and agate Table-ornament of a Parrot on a Perch
marked Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 9810
The grey agate parrot realistically carved with partially spread wings, with darker beak, the silver feet gripping the shaped perch with feeding bowls and gadrooned ball terminals, the suspension arch with ring attachment, the circular base with lobed border on three gardrooned feet, with the hooked upright with lobed base, marked under base and on ring
1¾in. (12cm.) high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For another similar model of a cockatoo see London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia Fabergé 1846-1920, (1977), no.D4, from Her Majesty the Queen's Collection at Sandringham.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Four decades on from the founding of Alpina Wine, Germany’s pre-eminent wine merchant, Christie’s offers 675 lots from its distinguished cellars
As this superb Annunciation comes to auction on 29 October in New York, we talk to the curator of a new UK exhibition of the 16th-century Antwerp painter