A rare Fabergé silver-gilt, enamel and seed pearl tryptich clock and frame, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1880-1904
A rare Fabergé silver-gilt, enamel and seed pearl tryptich clock and frame, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1880-1904
A rare Fabergé silver-gilt, enamel and seed pearl tryptich clock and frame, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1880-1904
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A rare Fabergé silver-gilt, enamel and seed pearl tryptich clock and frame, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1880-1904

Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP

A rare Fabergé silver-gilt, enamel and seed pearl tryptich clock and frame, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1880-1904

Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A rare Fabergé silver-gilt, enamel and seed pearl tryptich clock and frame, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1880-1904


enamelled in translucent vivid apple-green and oyster-white over wavy engine-turning, the central panel containing the

clock with white enamel dial bordered by seed pearls, the enamel surrounds applied with berried foliage and rosettes,

the hinged side panels with empty rectangular frames bordered by seed pearls, and with shaped rectangular reserves

applied with swags and foliage, replaced back, struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 88 standard,

scratched inventory number 60167

width open 21cm, 8¼in.

Condition Report

The bottom of the left panel with a small vertical area of discolouration, likely due to a firing flaw (approximately 6 by 3mm), visible in the catalogue illustration. A very shallow to the top layer of enamel, not to the metal, underneath the horizontal white panel on the same wing. Some shallow surface scratches to the white enamel on all three panels. One seed pearl cracked. A very minor, shallow chip to the left edge of the glass on the right panel.

Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the functioning of the mechanism.


"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.

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This lot should have a double dagger symbol in the printed catalogue. The item will be sold under the 'Temporary Importation Arrangement' and import VAT will be charged at 5% on the hammer price, although in appropriate circumstances the VAT may be cancelled or refunded. Please refer to the printed catalogue for further VAT information.
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