A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908
A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908
A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908
A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908
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Property from a Private Collection, Germany

A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Germany

A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:27,500GBP

Description

Property from a Private Collection, Germany

A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908


of tapering cylindrical form, enamelled in translucent cherry red over a wavy guilloché ground, the brush with gadrooned moonstone-set gold finial, the mount and brush struck with workmaster's initials and with scratched inventory number 12603, the base with further initials, 88 and 56 standards; with original Fabergé fitted case

height 5.4cm, 2⅛in.

Condition Report

Overall in excellent condition. The enamel surfaces with minor surface signs of wear, consistent with age. The bottom with light scratches, as expected.

The case in good condition, with some minor time cracks to the top lid and 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.

Provenance

Purchased from the St Petersburg branch of Fabergé by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna on 31 December 1911, for 55 roubles.

Catalogue Note

The present gum pot is the penultimate in a series of four sequentially numbered gum pots by Fabergé to be identified. The other three known examples are all of identical form, differing only in their unique guilloché patterns and colour.  


The series commences with scratched number 12600, an identical gum pot enamelled in light green with a garnet-set finial (sold Sotheby's New York, 20 April 2015, lot 226). Number 12601 is of the same form, enamelled in mauve with a moonstone finial, both held in the Kirsch Collection. For number 12602, an identical gum pot enamelled in light blue, see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé in America, New York, 1996, p. 294, no. 329.


The present example, number 12603, is the final in the series and carries Imperial provenance.


We are grateful for the assistance of Svetlana Chestnykh in researching the present lot.

A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908
Property from a Private Collection, Germany
A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GUM POT, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1904-1908
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