A Fabergé Rock Crystal, Gold, Enameled, and Jeweled Demilune Small Box, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
the carved rock crystal box of demilune shape, the hinged lid engraved with a design of foliate swags and a laurel wreath hanging from bow knots, the gold rim enameled opaque white and set with square-cut rubies at either corner, the thumbpiece set with a triangular ruby surrounded by rose-cut diamonds
marked with Fabergé in Cyrillic and 56 standard. With fitted case.
Length 2 1/2 in.
Landsdell K. Christie
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 7, 1967, lot 4.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 8-9, 1978, lot 374.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1961
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1962-1966
A. Kenneth Snowman, The Art of Carl Fabergé, London, 1962, clrpl. XXIX, p. 147.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Easter Eggs and Other Precious Objects by Carl Fabergé, Washington, D.C., 1961, p. 12, no. 40.