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A rare Fabergé gilded silver & shaded cloisonné enamel inkwell, Moscow, 1899-1908. Oval, enameled with scrolling shaded enamel tulips, pansies, & foliage on cream grounds, centered with a raised well with hinged lid decorated with the Imperial double-headed eagle above a chevron & swirl neck, the lower cover with four stylized cockerels perching among the scrolling foliage, all of the enameled surfaces with disks of an unusual & extremely rare transparent pale limon enamel, perhaps fired over silver foils, complete with two pen holders, raised on four beaded ball feet. Dimensions: 3″ H x 7 5/8″ W x 6 3/8″ D.
Christie’s New York, The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels, October 20, 1998, lot 176
Christie’s Geneva, 17 November 1983, lot 363
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