A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'

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Lot 113*
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clock
Fabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'

£ 80,000 - 100,000
US$ 110,000 - 130,000
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clock
Fabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
of upright form on stepped pedestal, cube-shaped rhodonite body outlined on top with chased palmette rim and on the bottom with finely cast and chased silver-gilt ribbon-tied laurel garland; the front centred with a circular white enamel dial with black Arabic chapters and pierced gold hands within ribbon-tied reeded border; upper part of stepped rhodonite applied with four silver-gilt cast and chased ribbon-tied laurel swags and surmounted with exquisitely cast and chased Russian Imperial eagle holding military emblems in its claws; the silver-gilt circular hinged opening on the back to reveal two train striking movement with lever escapement, lid with watch repairer's graffito numbers on interior of the lid; fully marked, 88 standard, scratched inventory number '22107'
height: 30.5cm (12in).

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  • Provenance
    Property of a private collector, USA



    First Silver Artel (not to be confused with First Moscow Artel) was located at Ekaterininsky Kanal, 69. It worked under contract with Fabergé firm and consisted of 69 silver workers previously working for Julius Rappoport. In 1910 Rappoport passed the ownership of his workshops to his staff and retired. The workshop continued working for the Fabergé firm.
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A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clockFabergé, First Silver Artel, former workshop of Julius Rappoport,  St. Petersburg, 1910-1917, scratched inventory number '22107'
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