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A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL HAIR ORNAMENT, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

Restricted Species

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL HAIR ORNAMENT, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL HAIR ORNAMENT, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,250

GBP

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL HAIR ORNAMENT, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890


the mount formed as a row of stylised flowers, the leaves set with rose-cut diamonds, the heads with old brilliant cut diamonds, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 53756 

width 7cm, 2¾in.


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In excellent condition, with only minor surface wear and silver tarnish, consistent with age.


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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.

Bonham's, London, 27 November 2006, lot 171

For related designs by Fabergé of diamond-set tortoiseshell hair-combs, please see Designs from the House of Carl Fabergé, Christie's London, 27 April 1989, lots 497, 498 and 499.