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A Fabergé bowenite model of a mystic ape, St Petersburg, circa 1900

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 GBP

A Fabergé bowenite model of a mystic ape, St Petersburg, circa 1900

A Fabergé bowenite model of a mystic ape, St Petersburg, circa 1900

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,200

GBP

A Fabergé bowenite model of a mystic ape, St Petersburg, circa 1900


Round, modelled as a monkey covering its eyes and mouth with its hands and its ears with its feet to represent the maxim 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil', modelled after a Japanese ivory netsuke by the master Kaigyokusai Masatsugu (1811-1892)

height 3cm; 1¼in.

Excellent condition overall


"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."

Exhibition catalogue, Wilmington, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and his World, 2000, p. 305, illustrated
Exhibition catalogue, Wartski, Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé, 2011, p. 109 listed, p. 97 illustrated
Wilmington, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and his World, 2000, no. 805
Wartski, Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé, 2011, no. 218