Sale 19CN03 | Lot 161

Imperial Fabergé Jeweled Two-Color Gold and Guilloché Enamel Hat Pin

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 161
Imperial Fabergé Jeweled Two-Color Gold and Guilloché Enamel Hat Pin
Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1904-1908, scratched inventory number 78237
The egg-form finial surmounted with a tied ribbon and set with spiraling bands of rubies and diamonds, set on a spiral-twist stem with a collar enameled in translucent salmon and white over an engine-turned ground. Length 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm.).

Provenance:
Purchased jointly by Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna from Fabergé on December 13, 1906 for 75 rubles.
Sotheby's, New York, October 29, 2013, lot 10.

Literature:
I.A. Soboleva, Products of the Fabergé Firm from the Late 19th to Early 20th Century in the Collection of the Pavlovsk State Museum Preserve, St. Petersburg (2013), p. 277, no. 5140.

Records indicate that the present lot was one of many objects which the Emperor and Empress purchased from Fabergé on December 13, 1906. The hat pin likely was intended as a Christmas gift for a family member, as the purchase was divided between their chancelleries.



Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $10,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

In good condition overall. Some light fading to pink enamel along edges, which is typical. Otherwise, very light surface wear, consistent with age and use. Please see literature reference in the catalogue entry for documentation.


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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $10,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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