Circular, enamelled overall in translucent raspberry over a moiré guilloché ground, the hinged cover surmounted by a pearl, the thumb-piece set with rose-cut diamonds, interior gilt, marked inside cover and base with 'K. Fabergé' in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant
134 in. (4.5 cm.) diameter
Purchased by John Baring, 2nd Lord Revelstoke (1863-1929), from the London branch of Fabergé on 21 November 1910 for £9.10s.
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John Baring, 2nd Lord Revelstoke (1863-1929) was an important British financier who was a senior partner at his family firm Barings Bank as well as the director of the Bank of England (1898-1929). Lord Revelstoke was actively involved in financing the allied governments during the First World War and served as the minister-plenipotentiary and deputy head of the British mission to the allied conference at Petrograd in 1917. He was also frequent buyer at the Fabergé London branch.

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