A FABERGÉ BOWENITE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900
with cabochon ruby-set eyes, scratched on the foot with inventory number 47409
height 3.8cm, 1½in.
The right tusk with a small chip to the top surface, approx, 3 by 2mm. The trunk with a small crack of stone fissure at the bend, approx. 2mm wide.
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.
Princess Thyra of Denmark
Imperial and Royal Presents; Sotheby’s London, 24 November 2008, lot 97
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Géza von Habsburg, Fabergé Hofjuwelier de Zaren, Munich, 1986, pp. 194-5
Géza von Habsburg, Fabergé-Cartier Rivalen am Zarenhof, Munich, 2003, p. 246
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé Hofjuwelier de Zaren, 5 December 1986 - 22 February 1987, cat. no. 308
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé-Cartier Rivalen am Zarenhof, 28 November 2003 - 12 April 2004, cat. no. 322