Russian Hardstone Bonbonniere

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workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg,

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


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.