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A Fabergé jewelled gold-mounted aventurine quartz hand seal, Moscow, circa 1890

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman (lots 1-3, 54, 100-110)

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A Fabergé jewelled gold-mounted aventurine quartz hand seal, Moscow, circa 1890

A Fabergé jewelled gold-mounted aventurine quartz hand seal, Moscow, circa 1890

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman (lots 1-3, 54, 100-110)

A Fabergé jewelled gold-mounted aventurine quartz hand seal, Moscow, circa 1890


The cylindrical aventurine quartz body with ribbon-twist mount in burnished gold, set with a diamond, one mount engraved with monogram 'HK', the other engraved with a three-masted ship and the word friendship, struck on reverse of mount with KF in Cyrillic, 56 standard, with scratched inventory number 12165, in original fitted Fabergé case

length 6.5cm, 2 1/2 in.

Very good condition overall. The aventurine quartz with internal inclusions, consistent with the natural qualities of the stone. The matrixes with two very small losses at the edge, the largest not more than 3mm. The reverse with a very fine hairline crack between two gold mounts.


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