A Fabergé jewelled gold and enamel brooch, workmaster Oskar Pihl, Moscow, circa 1895
of shaped rectangular outline, the surface of translucent copper-hued peach enamel over engine-turned reeding, the
chased scroll borders set with four circular-cut diamonds, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard
width 3.5cm, 1⅜in.
Overall in very good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age. A slight bend to the pin.
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For an almost identical belt buckle by the same workmaster, please see: Sotheby's New York, 14 December 1984, lot 476.