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Lot 494: A FABERGÉ GEM-SET GOLD, SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL BROOCH, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: shaped oval, enameled transparent oyster over a wavy engine-turned ground, centered with a sapphire blossom with diamond-set leaves, 56 standard, contained in original fitted holly wood case stamped in Cyrillic Fabergé (with Imperial warrant) Moskva, Petrograd, Odessa
overall good condition, small areas of loss to enamel at far right, the collet setting at center of brooch slightly scratched, possibly having held a gem stone, scratches and occasional losses to finish on box
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Provenance: Ex coll. Lansdell K. Christie (1903-1965)
Dimensions: width 1 3/4 in.