A jewelled gold pill boxFaberge workmaster Erik Kollin, St. Petersburg, before 1899 (1893??)
Lot 88
A jewelled gold pill boxFabergé workmaster Erik Kollin, St. Petersburg, before 1899
£35,000 - 45,000
US$ 59,000 - 76,000
Auction Details
A jewelled gold pill boxFaberge workmaster Erik Kollin, St. Petersburg, before 1899 (1893??)
Lot Details
A jewelled gold pill box
Fabergé workmaster Erik Kollin, St. Petersburg, before 1899
naturalistically cast, chased and engraved to emulate a nutmeg, the interior with four hinged compartments fitted with diamond handles, the clasp set with ruby and sapphire, 56 standard
width: 4.4cm (1 1/2in).

Footnotes

  • For a similar example by Erik Kollin see Christie's New York, 19 April 2002, lot 198.

    This object appears to have been inspired by 17th century portable containers used to grate and store nutmeg powder and shavings.
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