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An Enamelled Silver and Gem-set Bellpush by Carl Fabergé,

Moscow, 1899-1908

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comprising of a lozenged shaped palisander wood body, decorated with green gold laurel wreaths mounted with a single rose cut diamond and rose gold scrolls on the corners, standing on a reeded gilded silver base with pierced bracket feet, the push comprising of a lozenge shaped panel of oyster white enamel over a wavy sunburst guillochage centred with a cabochon garnet, surrounded by a reeded border with ribbon crossovers and beading.

Presented in its original holly wood fitted case, the lid satin stamped in Cyrillic ‘K. FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, ST PETERSBURG, ODESSA.’

Signed in Cyrillic ‘KF’
Inventory No.: 26820

Height: 3.3cm
Length: 9.3cm

Illustrated

The bellpush was exhibited at Wartski in 2012 as part of the ‘Carl Fabergé: A Private Collection’ exhibition and is illustrated on page 104 (number 86) of the accompanying catalogue.

 

Fabergé supplied pieces incorporating over twenty varieties of indigenous Russian and tropical woods. His premises at 24 Bolshaya Morskaya in St. Peterburg housed a carpentry workshop dedicated to producing the wooden elements of his works. The last never finished Imperial Easter Egg of 1917 destined to be given by Emperor Nicholas II to his mother the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna was to be made of Karelian birch.