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A rare silver-gilt mounted rhodonite mantel clock

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000
ca. US$102,947 - US$128,683
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 113*, Views: 83

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). Fußnoten 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.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: The Russian Sale Fine and Rare Wines Antiquities Edinburgh Jewels
Date of the auction: 27 Nov 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]