JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX

MARKED Faberge, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTROM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX

MARKED Faberge, WORKMASTER's mark of HENRIK WIGSTROM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

Of octagonal section, in green translucent enamel over moire ground, each angle with a dotted border, each end set with an octagonal chalcedony engraved with Arabic inscription in Nastaliq script, within rose-cut diamond border, with rose-cut diamond thumpiece, marked inside cover and base

2 5/8 in. (5.8 cm.) long

Inscription reads: 'The path towards truth is what we hold fast to.' The inscription is often found on 19th Century Islamic seal impressions as well as talismanic seals with no name.