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A FABERGÉ EGG PENDANT AND SEAL, AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1908 AND UNKNOWN WORKMASTER, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

A FABERGÉ EGG PENDANT AND SEAL, AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1908 AND UNKNOWN WORKMASTER, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900

A FABERGÉ EGG PENDANT AND SEAL, AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1908 AND UNKNOWN WORKMASTER, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,500

GBP

Property of a Gentleman

A FABERGÉ EGG PENDANT AND SEAL, AUGUST HOLMSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1908 AND UNKNOWN WORKMASTER, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900


the egg of gold, opaque matte black champlevé and translucent red guilloché enamels in the colours of the Order of St Vladimir, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard; the seal designed formed as a measure of weight, one Pud, the matrix engraved 'Fishot', struck K.F (Cyrillic), 88 standard

(2)

height of seal 2cm, ⅞in.

Both in excellent condition, with only minor surface wear, consistent with age.


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.

The seal, G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 140 illustrated, no. 257 listed

The seal, Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Center, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, 8 September 2000 – 18 February 2001, no. 257

For a comparable example of a Fabergé one Pud design formed as a locket in gold, please see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé Hofjuwelier de Zaren, Munich, 1986, p. 150 and G. von Habsburg, Fabergé-Cartier Rivalen am Zarenhof, Munich, 2003, p. 21.