Lot 347
  • 347

An Imperial Fabergé gem-set silver and wood kovsh, Moscow, 1899-1906

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Sold
25,000 GBP
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Description

  • wood, silver, gemstones (carnelian)
carved of maple in the form of a fanciful bird, the breast, wing and tail feathers of Slavic scrolls, the eyes set with garnet cabochons, the prow and handle with carnelian cabochons, struck K.Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, 84 standard, scratched inventory number 12626

Provenance

Purchased by Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna on 13 December 1906, presumably as a Christmas gift, for 125 roubles, the cost divided between their households, the Emperor's invoice dated 14 February 1907
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