A Faberge gilded silver, gold and translucent enamel thermometer, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg,

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A Faberge gilded silver, gold and translucent enamel thermometer, workmaster Johan Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, circa 1900 of upright rectangular shape, enameled translucent lilac over a guilloche ground and applied with leafy vine and rosettes, surmounted by a ribbon-tied wreath, with gilded silver strut and wood back, marked with Cyrillic initials of workmaster, Faberge in Cyrillic and 88 standard, also with scratched inventory number 2091. Contained in original fitted oak case. height 8 1/4 in. (21cm.) Literature: M.Y. Ghosn, Obets de Vertu par Faberge, Paris, 1996, no.73.