A NEPHRITE BOX WITH TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, FABERGE

Workmaster M. Perchin

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St. Petersburg, 1899-1903, with bun-shaped hardstone base, the hinged lid enamelled in translucent rose Pompadour over a sunburst engraved ground, the borders chased with rocaille scrolls scattered with roses, later fitted Wartski case. For a straight-sided nephrite box, the lid chased with Cupid and an eagle amidst rocaille against a pink ground, also by Perchin, see Faberge in America, New York, 1996, no. 346 (Joan and Melissa Rivers collection).