15 April 1997,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 21,850
USD 20,000 - USD 22,000
A TWO-COLOR GOLD GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GEMSET MOSS AGATE PERFUME FLASK
by Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 24889
Compressed oval, the translucent white enamel body applied on the sides with moss agate within rose-cut border, the gold mount engraved with dot and dash decoration, the compressed hinged cover with a chased and engraved laurel band, the fitted stopped bordered with a band of rose-cut diamonds, marked on laurel band, in original wooden box (relined)
1¾in. (4.8cm.) high
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For a similar perfume flask, see B. Krairiksh (editor), Fabergé in the Royal Collection, (Bangkok, 1984), p.119.
M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.97; including an illustration of the design of this flask from the album of Henrik Wigstr, p.70.
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