A Fabergé jewelled gold, enamel and hardstone box, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, circa 1890
circular, the surfaces enamelled with panels of translucent reddish orange over banded wavy engine-turning within opaque white lines, the chased two-colour gold swirling acanthus borders and pilasters part-enamelled in royal blue, the lid centred with a carved agate cameo of Agrippa within rose- and circular-cut diamonds and a green laurel frame bound with orange ribbons, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 45171
diameter 5.7cm, 2 1/4 in.
Christie's London, 8 June 2010, lot 155
New York, Fabergé, a Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Design, April 22-May 21, 1983, no. 212, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue
Illustrated, H. and S. Berry-Hill, Antique Gold Boxes, 1953, pl. 211, p. 198