A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
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A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

Estimate:

7,000 - 9,000 GBP

A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

Estimate:

7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,750

GBP

Description

A FABERGÉ THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PROPELLING PENCIL, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917


the surface of translucent peachy orange enamel over wavy engine-turning, the collar with applied yellow leaf laurel border, reeded nib, struck underneath the enamel with workmaster's initials, 88 standard; with original Fabergé fitted case

length 15.2cm, 6in.

Condition report

Overall in good order. With three areas of enamel restoration, one in the center, approximately 8 by 3mm, the other on the edge next to the collar, the other on the end of the pencil. The entire surface fluoresces under UV light, suggesting a later layer of varnish or other coating.

The original box in good order, with time wear consistent with age and frequent use. The inner silk lining with tears and wear, the wooden surfaces with scratches and minor dents.


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 London branch of Fabergé by Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich on 6 July 1914, for £6.

With Wartski, London

Catalogue note

The purchase of this propelling pencil coincided with the anniversary of a number of important events for the Royal Family. On 6 July 1893, King George V and Queen Mary were married and on 6 July 1868 King George's younger sister, Princess Victoria was born.


Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich is known to have previously offered his congratulations on the anniversary of both events, in person, at Buckingham palace on 6 July 1910.