Faberge clock
Lot 113
A silver-gilt, enamel and hardstone mantel clockFabergé workmaster Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg 1899-1908
£250,000 - 350,000
US$ 410,000 - 580,000
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Lot Details
A silver-gilt, enamel and hardstone mantel clock
Fabergé workmaster Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg 1899-1908
of tapering rectangular form upon stepped bowenite base applied with palmettes, the facade with white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals within tied laurel bezel against strawberry red enamel over sun-ray engine-turned ground, further applied with double berried tied wreaths against bar, the chamfered corners surmounted by winged eagles supporting further wreaths tied with trailing ribbons, the stepped entablature applied with rosettes and anthemion and surmounted by ball finials to corners, the curved pediment terminating in further pierced ball finial, gilt sides and back housing mechanism accessed by hinged door, 88 standard
height: 33.5cm (13in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired by a British collector before 1974
    Thence by direct descent

    The strong architectural form, ornamental vocabulary, and rich guilloché hue appear in rare examples of large clocks by the same maker. Two, in particular, have links to the military with the closest example dedicated by Grand Dukes Sergei Alexandrovich and Konstantin Konstantinovich, regimental commanders of the Preobrazhensky regiment, to Vladimir Petrovich Kornilov for service 1880-1889 and sold at Sotheby's Zurich, 17th May 1979.

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