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

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Carved of striated brown agate as a neritiform mollusc shell, the hinged lid of black taille d'épargne enamel within scrolls, inset with a green-enamelled gold rouble coin of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna dated 1756 within a border of rose-cut diamonds, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 48977
length: 3.8cm, 1 1/2 in.