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A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-MOUNTED DESK CLOCK

MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 18793

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A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-MOUNTED DESK CLOCK MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 18793 Rectangular, enamelled in translucent raspberry over a moiré guilloché ground, further engraved with floral garlands suspended from ribbons in the upper and lower sections, with a circular seed-pearl bezel, all within an acanthus-chased border, the white enamel dial with black Arabic chapter and pierced hands, the ivorine back with a silver scroll strut, the back-plate with hand-set, marked throughout; in the original Fabergé wooden case 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), purchased from the St Petersburg branch of Fabergé on 4 February 1910 for 300 roubles.
Literature
A. von Solodkoff, Fabergé, London, 1988, p. 103 (illustrated).
A. von Solodkoff, Fabergé, Juwelier des Zarenhofes: [eine Ausstellung des Museums fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg], Heidelberg, 1995, no. 124 (illustrated).
G. Von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 211, no. 509 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Hamburg, Museums fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Fabergé, Juwelier des Zarenhofes, 12 April-25 June 1995, no. 124.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Center, 2000, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, 9 September 2000 - 18 February 2001, no. 509.
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These lots have been imported from outside the EU or, if the UK has withdrawn from the EU without an agreed transition deal, from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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