Lot 96
  • 96

A nephrite box with two-colour gold and enamel mounts, Fabergé, maker's mark in full, workmaster M. Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

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  • diameter 5.3cm, 2 1/8in, later fitted Wartski case (2)
with bun-shaped hardstone base, the hinged lid enamelled in translucent rose Pompadour over a sunburst engraved ground, the borders chased with rocaille scrolls scattered with roses 

Catalogue Note

For a straight-sided nephrite box, the lid chased with Cupid and an eagle amidst rocaille against a pink ground, also by Perchin, see Fabergé in America, New York, 1996, no. 346 (Joan and Melissa Rivers collection).