24 April 2009,
Price realised USD 92,500
USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh
Marked K. Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, probably Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1908-1917, scratched inventory number 14152
Of traditional form on a circular foot, with raised shaped handle, decorated with shaded varicolor enamel stylized flowerheads, scrolling foliage and geometric motifs on a light blue-green ground, the foot enameled with orange and yellow stylized foliate motifs on a black ground, marked under base and handle
8 in. (20 cm.) long
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A bratina with comparable ornament and a similar color palette to the present lot (with the marks of Fabergé Moscow, Feodor Rückert and with the scratched inventory number 14316) was sold Sotheby's, London, November 26, 2008, lot 207.
Sotheby's, New York, November 30, 1978, lot 434.
Sotheby's, New York, December 11, 1996, lot 360.
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