A Fabergé jewelled two-colour gold and enamel bellpush, St Petersburg, 1899-1903
of tapering form resting on three circular feet, enamelled in translucent canary yellow over engine-turned grounds,
applied with intertwining laurel sprigs, the cabochon ruby push-piece encircled with a rose-cut diamond band and a
hexafoil laurel wreath, struck with partial workmaster's initials PA or BA, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard
height 3.5cm, 1⅜in.
Overall in very good condition. A very small opening is visible to the side of the laurel band, likely originally covered with a small bolt. The base with some scratches, as expected. One of the feet with indication of potential repair or replacement, with a very minor associated area of enamel loss near the base.
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