A Fabergé jewelled and enamelled gold and hardstone flower study, St Petersburg, circa 1900

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Formed as a single stem of viola tricolour, or Wild Pansy, the five petals of the bloom enamelled in shades of violet and yellow, the stigma set with a rose-cut diamond, carved nephrite leaves, resting in a rock crystal pot, unmarked apart from scratched inventory number 5218, in original Fabergé wood case, with note inscribed in ink: 'Present from Queen Alexandra to 1st Lady Iveagh'
height: 9.4cm, 3 3/4 in.