A FINE GOLD-MOUNTED AND JEWELLED CARVED SMOKY QUARTZ SHELL-SHAPED BOX

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by Faberge, workmaster Michael Perchin

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St. Petersburg, last quarter of the 19th century. The smoky quartz body carved in the form of a whelk shell and mounted with gold hinged hemispherical cover of black opaque enamel enhanced with scrolling gold arabesques within a border of faceted diamonds, with cabochon ruby thumbpiece flanked by faceted diamonds, in fitted case stamped Wartski.