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An important Fabergé miniature jewelled, nephrite and guilloché enamel kovsh, probably St Petersburg, circa 1900

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

An important Fabergé miniature jewelled, nephrite and guilloché enamel kovsh, probably St Petersburg, circa 1900

An important Fabergé miniature jewelled, nephrite and guilloché enamel kovsh, probably St Petersburg, circa 1900

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

An important Fabergé miniature jewelled, nephrite and guilloché enamel kovsh, probably St Petersburg, circa 1900 


Of traditional shape with oval bowl, the gold-mounted handle of translucent red enamel over guilloché ground, within rose-cut diamond borders terminating with a seed pearl, apparently unmarked, in a fitted box from A La Vieille Russie, New York

length 6.5cm, 2 5/8 in.

In very good condition overall. The nephrite with internal inclusions, consistent with the natural properties of the stone. The handle with a hairline crack, and old associated restoration.


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A La Vieille Russie, New York, July 1976
The Mr and Mrs Lansdell K. Christie Collection of Fabergé, Long Island, New York
A La Vieille Russie, New York
Forbes Collection, Christie’s, New York, 19 April 2002, lot 125
Private Collection, UK
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