Lot 222
  • 222

A Fabergé silver-mounted hardstone timepiece, workmaster Julius Rappoport, St Petersburg, circa 1890

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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Description

  • silver, hardstone
formed as a truncated fluted column carved of aventurine quartz, the white enamel face within a chased bound laurel hinged bezel with ribbon tie surmount, applied with a military trophy including the cuirass and helmet of an officer of His Majesty Alexander III's Life-Guard Cuirassier Regiment, the stepped base applied with flaming censers, four bun feet, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 88 standard

Provenance

Sotheby's Geneva, 17 November 1992, lot 259

Catalogue Note

A larger Fabergé timepiece of similar design, also by Rappoport, was presented to Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich by officers of the Imperial Horse Guards on the occasion of his retirement as regimental commander and is now in the Hillwood Museum (illustrated, A. Odom, Fabergé at Hillwood, N. Eickel, ed., Washington, 1998, fig. 11, p. 31). 
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