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A Fabergé jewelled Silver-gilt rock crystal bonbonnière, St Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé jewelled Silver-gilt rock crystal bonbonnière, St Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé jewelled Silver-gilt rock crystal bonbonnière, St Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé jewelled Silver-gilt rock crystal bonbonnière, St Petersburg, circa 1890


heart shaped, with rose-cut diamond-set borders, the sides with matching interlacing garland against gilt ground, struck inside on both parts Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard

height 5.5cm, 2 1/10in.

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Property from a Private European Collection

For a similar diamond-set gold-mounted rock crystal heart-shaped box from a private collection, please see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé - Hofjuwelier der Zaren, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 1986, n. 215 and G. von Habsburg, Fabergé - Cartier: Rivalen am Zarenhof, Munich, 2004, n. 24, p. 153 illustrated.


For a Fabergé agate tray of identical curved heart-shape please see exhibition catalogue, New York, A La Vieille Russie, Inc., Fabergé: Exhibition for the Benefit of the Scholarship Fund of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, April 22 - May 21, 1983, no. 233, p. 82 listed and illustrated.