A Fabergé jewelled gold, enamel and agate box, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1895-1899

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In 18th century Parisian taste, oval, the surface enamelled in translucent peach and painted with dendritic tendrils over engine-turned reeding interspersed with pellets, the two-colour banded gold borders chased with undulating acanthus leaves on sablé grounds, the lid set with an agate cameo, circa 1800, carved with the profile bust of Emperor Hadrian, within a rose-cut-diamond-set border, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 72 standard, scratched inventory number 1911 or 1161
width: 5.6cm, 2 1/8 in.