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A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED EGG PENDANT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED EGG PENDANT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED EGG PENDANT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,250

GBP

Property of a Gentleman

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED EGG PENDANT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900


the transparent matte body carved of glass and set with citrine, amethyst, emerald and sapphire in yellow gold bezels, struck on the loops with KF in Cyrillic, 56 standard

height 1.9cm, ¾in.

With a small surface chip next to the smaller red stone, approximately 3mm wide.With overall light 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 design of the present egg is related to known Fabergé pieces in the aesthetic taste, decorated with varicoloured enamel circles, deriving from Japanese textile ornament. For a related egg pendant please see exhibition catalogue, Wartski, Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé, London, 2011, p. 96, no.177. For a related cigarette case and brooch formerly in the Forbes Magazine Collection, please see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 126, nos. 200 and 200A.