A Fabergé jewelled gold and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1904-1908
- diamonds, gold, enamel, ivory, silver
- height 8.9cm, 3 1/2 in.
Wartski, from whom purchased by the mother of the present owner
G. Munn, Wartski: The First One Hundred and Fifty Years, London, 2015, p. 136, illustrated p. 138: 'Kenneth Snowman believed this was the prettiest clock that Fabergé had ever made, and it is certainly one of the most lavish.'
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
A similar timepiece, also by Wigström, with a thicker outer frame and diamond-set hands, without the laurel entwining the white discs, sold, Sotheby's Zurich, 17 May 1979, lot 206.