A Fabergé silver and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1899-1908
circular, the surface enamelled in translucent red over wavy engine-turning within an egg and dart border and a
rounded meander border, ivory back, silver strut, struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 88 standard
diameter 11.2cm, 4⅜in.
The dial with an area of repair, visible in the catalogue picture and a further small nick in the centre. The enamel with only minor surface wear, consistent with age. The ivory back with small losses and cracks around the crews; one screw missing.
Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the functioning of the mechanism. B36PW 246
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The collection of the Dukes of Hamilton
Thence by descent