Pair of cockerel and hen
Lot 132
An important pair of gold, jewelled purpurine figures of a cockerel and a henFabergé, St. Petersburg, late 19th century, workmaster mark 'HW' for Henrik Wigström
Sold for £121,250 (US$ 203,589) inc. premium
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Pair of cockerel and hen
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
An important pair of gold, jewelled purpurine figures of a cockerel and a hen
Fabergé, St. Petersburg, late 19th century, workmaster mark 'HW' for Henrik Wigström
realistically carved as a standing cockerel and hen, the surface meticulously carved in imitation of small and large feathers, the eyes set with rose-cut diamonds, the gold feet chased with lines and scales realistically simulating the look of birds' feet, the eyes set with miniature rose-cut diamonds, marked on foot with workmaster's monogram and 72 standard
height of cockerel: 8.2cm (3 1/4in); height of hen; 7cm (2 3/4in). (2)

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  • LITERATURE:
    A. and D. Suprun, Fabergé 'Zoo', Fabergé Museum, Baden-Baden, 2012, p.50
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