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401

A Fabergé rare and impressive bowenite table box in the form of a billy goat's head, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, London import marks for 1911-1912

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Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

401

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A Fabergé rare and impressive bowenite table box in the form of a billy goat's head, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, London import marks for 1911-1912

A Fabergé rare and impressive bowenite table box in the form of a billy goat's head, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, London import marks for 1911-1912

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

60,480

GBP

A Fabergé rare and impressive bowenite table box in the form of a billy goat's head, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, London import marks for 1911-1912


oval, naturalistically carved of an impressive piece of bowenite, with reeded pink gold mount with laurel ties between the cover and the base, set with later faceted eyes, struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic and London import marks, 56 standard with scratched inventory number 15398

length 13cm; 5⅛in.

Excellent condition overall, eyes re-set and replaced with later stones.


"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."

Please note this lot has a Fabergé inventory scratched number 15389
Acquired between 1937-1940 at A La Vieille Russie, Paris
The Alice and Georges Lurcy (1891- 1952) Collection, and thence by descent