Russian Hardstone Bonbonniere

Fabergé
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workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg,
1899-1903

agate, gold, diamonds

struck with workmaster’s initials and FABERGÉ
in Cyrillic, assay master’s initials
(Ya.L. in Cyrillic for Yakov Lyapunov),
gold mark of 56 zolotniks

height: 4.4 cm

Provenance:

The late Stanley Marcus of Neiman-Marcus Inc., Dallas, Texas

Sale: Sotheby’s New York, 16 November 2002, lot 83

 

A gold-mounted hardstone bonbonniere in the form of a parrot head carved realistically from brown and grey agate, with a hinged lid with a rose-cut diamond-set bezel; the eyes set with large rose-cut diamonds in gold collets.