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A Fabergé Imperial gold and silver-gilt mounted guilloché enamel timepiece, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

An Imperial Gift

A Fabergé Imperial gold and silver-gilt mounted guilloché enamel timepiece, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

A Fabergé Imperial gold and silver-gilt mounted guilloché enamel timepiece, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

81,900

GBP

An Imperial Gift

A Fabergé Imperial gold and silver-gilt mounted guilloché enamel timepiece, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903


circular, enamelled in translucent sky blue over radiating wavy engine-turned ground, with ribbon-tied reeded border, centring a white dial within a seed-pearl set bezel, black Arabic chapter and pierced gold hands, the ivory back with circular strut, struck on the top edge of the frame, the reverse and the strut, Fabergé in Cyrillic with workmaster’s initials, 88 standard, with scratched inventory number 57154; in original fitted Fabergé case

9.4cm. diameter

In very good overall condition, two cracks to the ivory reverse, two small parts of ivory to the sides missing, six screws missing, scattered scratches, consistent with age and use; wear to the case


Please note the owners had this clock cleaned and remounted, with two winders and screws replaced on reverse.


"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 the owners had this clock cleaned and remounted, with two winders and screws replaced on reverse | 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. 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.
Purchased by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872–1918) from the St Petersburg branch of Fabergé on 18 August 1897 for 200 roubles;
Probably for Prince Louis Battenberg (1854-1921) or his wife Princess Victoria (1863-1950), who was the sister of the Empress.
This clock is recorded in the ledgers of Fabergé under firm stock number 57154 as 'clock round light blue [enamel] with gilding and 98 half pearls'.