A Fabergé jewelled gold, enamel and hardstone box, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, circa 1890

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Circular, the surfaces enamelled with panels of translucent reddish orange over banded wavy engine-turning within opaque white lines, the chased two-colour gold swirling acanthus borders and pilasters part-enamelled in royal blue, the lid centred with a carved agate cameo of Agrippa within rose- and circular-cut diamonds and a green laurel frame bound with orange ribbons, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 45171
diameter 5.7cm, 2 1/4 in.