A Fabergé silver and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1899-1908
A Fabergé silver and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1899-1908
A Fabergé silver and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1899-1908
246

A Fabergé silver and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1899-1908

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

A Fabergé silver and enamel timepiece, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1899-1908

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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.

Condition Report

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


"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."


Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Cataloguing

Provenance

The collection of the Dukes of Hamilton

Thence by descent

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons
Online bidding closed