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Sunday, 15 May 2011

An important FABERGE objet de vertu up for auction

This incredibly beautiful table clock is the highlight Faberge object of this auction season!. It will be offered by Coutau-Begarie in Paris on May 20th.

The clock is set in an opaque white enamel sphere with arab numerals and surrounded by an exquisite translucent blue enamel circle in guilloche technique with a golden net work with flowers on the crossings that is one of main characteristics of Faberge's work. Surrounding the dial there are half seed pearls and around the outer circle a series of laurel leaves set on red enamel.

The clock was previously in the collection of Prince Dominik Radziwill who acquired it in 1905 during the opening of Faberge's shop in Kiev.