Imperial Case

Carl Fabergé

(Sint-Petersburg, 1846 - Lausanne, 1920)
Gold, silver gilt, enamel 8.8 x 5.5 cm Chief Workmaster Michael Perchin St Petersburg - circa 1896-1903

Gold mounted silver-gilt of rounded rectangular form, enamelled with alternating stripes of translucent yellow enamel over a triangular guillochage and opaque white enamel, the thumbpiece denoted by a circular cabochon sapphire, the lid embellished with an Imperial double headed eagle in enamel.

Purchased from Fabergé by Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna on 5th January, 1910 for 250 roubles. The Tsar and Tsarina bought the case through their joint account, paying 125 roubles each. Sold by Wartski on 15th December, 1949 for £140, inventory number 580



"Jewelry, Works of art by Carl Fabergé, Antique Silver, Objets de Vertu"

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