A Fabergé two color gold-mounted silver gilt, guilloché enamel, and bowenite desk clock, workmaster Michael Perchin, Saint Petersburg, circa 1890. The clock face of white opaque enamel with black Arabic chapters and gilt hands, contained in a silver gilt case with egg and dart bezel surmounted by a bow knot tied around a laurel wreath, raised on a pedestal with cast and chased S-scrolls, the face enameled Rose pompadour over a wavy engine-turned ground with applied silver gilt crossed arrows and a two-color gold laurel wreath, raised on a carved and polished bowenite plinth in a silver gilt mount cast and chased with Neoclassical ornament, raised on four gadrooned bun feet. Struck with workmaster’s initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, and 88 standard. 4 in. H x 2 ½ in. W x 1 ½ in. D. (10.3 x 6.5 x 4 cm).
For a comparable early clock by Perchin, see the varicolor gold-mounted silver and bowenite clock sold Christie’s New York, 16 April 1999, lot 106.
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