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Fabergé, workmaster Anders Nevalainen, 1842-1917
GAMING SET
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
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58
Fabergé, workmaster Anders Nevalainen, 1842-1917
GAMING SET
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Fabergé, workmaster Anders Nevalainen, 1842-1917
GAMING SET
the counters and dampners in original box of issue, the chamois lined interior tooled, Fabergé / Moscow / St Petersburg
88 standard
nephrite, silver
width of box: 23.8cm., 9 7/8 in.
Made in St. Petersburg between 1899-1908.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, Geneva, 15 November 1988, lot 170

Catalogue Note

The lid set in silver with 'Tyotka' (Auntie). Tyotka is a simple trick-taking points based game for four players played with one standard deck of playing cards.

Anders (or Antti) Nevalainen (1858-1933) was a Finnish craftsman who in 1885 qualified in St. Petersburg as a master goldsmith in 1885. He worked for Fabergé on his own terms and had his own staff, which at one stage included fifteen craftsman and two apprentices. Nevalainen’s workshop specialised in small scale items, particularly in silver, silver-gilt, gold and coloured enamels. He often juxtaposed precious metals with hardstones, ceramics and hardwoods producing functional as well as decorative items, such as desk accessories, bell pushes, needle trays and drinking vessels. His work was usually designed in a Russian historic or, like the present lot, neo-classical style.

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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