A box in the form of a head of a hippopotamus, by Fabergé workmaster Michael Perchin, circa 1896. Carved bloodstone mounted in gold, the cover decorated with rococo scrolls and ribbon border, and with diamond thumbpiece. Length 8.9 cm (3.5 in.). A La Vieille Russie  (Stand 110). © TEFAF 2018

ProvenanceCountess Zubov; A La Vieille Russie, Paris;

ExhibitedA La Vieille Russie, New York, 'Fabergé', 1983, no. 452; St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs and London, Victoria & Albert Museum, 'Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler', 1993-1994, no. 247; Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, 'Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Tsar', 1997.


Scarab double cufflinks and brocches, signed workmaster M. Perchin, St. Petersburg and England, circa 1895 and 1890. Circular gold brooch enameled white, with a brilliant enamel Red Cross, encircled by rose diamonds and Diamond, ruby, and natural pearl bumble bee brooch, set in silver and gold. Fabergé brooch 2.5 cm (1 in.), bee brooch 6.7 cm (2.6 in.). A La Vieille Russie  (Stand 110). © TEFAF 2018


Two covered cups in the form of Turkish ladies' heads with jeweled headdresses, Russia, The Gardner Porcelain Factory, 1770-1790. Porcelain. Height 20.3 cm (8 in.). A La Vieille Russie (Stand 110). © TEFAF 2018