CIRCA: Marked Fabergé with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 1896-1908
CASE MATERIAL: Two-Color Gold, Silver-Gilt, Guilloché Enamel, Pearl-Set
HEIGHT: 3.7 inches / 87mm height, 95mm diam.
NO: Scratched Inventory Number 24358
DIAL: White Enamel
BOX: Originally Fitted Leather Traveling Case
Sotheby's Parke Bernet, 19 November 1976, lot 253
Phillips Son & Neale, New York, 6 June 1979, lot 373
Christie’s, New York, 2 April 2002, lot 95
A. von Solodkoff "Masterpieces from the House of Fabergé", New York, 1984, p. 164, ill.
A. von Solodkoff "Fabergé Clocks", London 1986, p. 33, ill.
M. Kelly "Fabergé Table Clocks", New York, 1995, pp. 63, 64, ill. p. 63
Forbes, C. & Tromeur-Brenner, R. Fabergé "The Forbes Collection", New York, 1999, p. 105, ill. p. 104
G. von Habsburg "Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and His World", London, 2000, no. 270, p. 144, ill.
New York, A La Vieille Russie, Peter Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court, 1949, no. 113, p. 12
Virginia/Minneapolis/Chicago, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Fabergé, Selections from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1983, no. 47, p. 15
Fort Worth, The Kimbell Art Museum, Fabergé, The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1983, no. 4
Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Fabergé, The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1984, no. 4
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Fabergé, Juwelier der Zaren, 1986/87, no. 434, p. 228, ill.
Lugano, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Fabergé Fantasies from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1987, no. 30, p. 56, ill.
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Fabergé, Orfèvre à la Cour des Tsars, 1987, no. 30, p. 52, ill.
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Lot Essay

Shaped as a gueridon, this unusual and highly decorative timepiece made by the celebrated house of Fabergé features a central white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals in seed-pearl bezel, surrounded by suspended gold ribbon-tied laurel wreathes within translucent salmon pink enamel over guilloché ground within a silver-gilt laurel leaf rim.

The four silver corinthian style columns on four silver and silver-gilt rosettes are set on four silver paw feet, joined by a circular silver-gilt platform decorated with silver floral scrolls and centered by a silver cone finial. The sides are decorated with silver-gilt crossed arrows and silver ribbon-tied laurel wreaths.

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