2 June 2014
A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED NEPHRITE MAGNIFYING GLASS
MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VIKTOR AARNE, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890
Rectangular, the sides applied with caduceus centring rosettes, with entwining oak leaves and pine cone finials, the reeded upper part of the nephrite handle with ribbon-tied laurel borders, marked inside the mount
6½ in. (6.5 cm.) long
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For a related design of a magnifying glass with nephrite handle by Henrik Wigström, dated 15 March 1905, see G. von Hapsburg, M. Lopato, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweller, London, 1993, p. 422, pl. 351.
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