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PROPERTY FROM A DANISH COLLECTION

An Imperial Fabergé silver-gilt and hardstone desk blotter, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1895-1896
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
312

PROPERTY FROM A DANISH COLLECTION

An Imperial Fabergé silver-gilt and hardstone desk blotter, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1895-1896
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Imperial Fabergé silver-gilt and hardstone desk blotter, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1895-1896
the nephrite panel within leaf-bound reeds, the reeded collar with bound laurel, spherical knop, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 52847; and an unmounted nephrite paper knife, probably Fabergé
Quantity: 2
width of blotter 11cm, 4 3/8 in.; length of paper knife 30.4cm, 12in.
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Provenance

Purchased by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna for 115 roubles in 1896.  The invoice from Fabergé reads, in Russian, 'Blotting pad, thin panel and ball of nephrite, L[ouis] XVI [style]'.  

The current owner purchased both objects in Denmark from the widow of an official who was a long-term employee of the Danish Royal Family and who was given the objects as gifts.  This suggests that either the Dowager Empress sent the blotter to one of her Danish relations as a gift or, perhaps less likely, that it was with her when she fled Russia in 1919 and still owned by her during the latter stage of her life in Denmark.

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