A rare Fabergé medical thermometer with enamelled two-colour gold mount, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, circa 1895
denoted in centigrade scale, the handle of translucent midnight blue enamel over banded wavy engine-turning within chased leaf tip bands, the terminal set with a large moonstone, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 1299, in original Fabergé wood case
length: 12.9cm, 5in.
Fabergé from Private Collections, Wartski, London, 1992, no. 47
Illustrated, A. K. Snowman, The Art of Carl Fabergé, 1952, pl. 138.