Russian Hardstone Bonbonnière

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reference number: FB_091


agate, gold, diamonds

height: 4.4 cm

maker’s mark: Fabergé in Cyrillic

workmaster’s mark: Cyrillic initials M.P. for Michael Perchin

assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials Ya.L. for Yakov Lyapunov

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 5811


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

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


A gold-mounted hardstone bonbonnière 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.

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