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A rare Fabergé nephrite kovsh, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
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A rare Fabergé nephrite kovsh, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
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A rare Fabergé nephrite kovsh, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
in Renaissance Revival style, of rounded triangular form, carved of nephrite with a stepped base, with an enamel and jeweled mount, the openwork handle with scrolls in red, blue, and white enamel, set with five small diamonds and a large central diamond, struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 52149
 
width 9.2cm, 3 5/8 in.
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Provenance

Bulgari, Rome
Sotheby's London, July 9, 1959, lot 125

Catalogue Note

Inspired in part by Karl Fabergé’s study of the treasures of Dresden's Green Vaults, Renaissance Revival style objects are extremely rare in Fabergé’s production.  All of the few known examples, including this carved nephrite kovsh, were produced in the workshop of Fabergé workmaster Michael Perchin.

For a nephrite box with lid comparable to the handle of the present lot please see, illustrated, G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, 2000, no. 351, p. 168.

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