A Fabergé Gold Mounted Silver-gilt And Enamel Desk Clock
A Fabergé gold mounted silver-gilt and enamel desk clock, the square surface enamelled translucent pink over sunburst guilloche ground within laurel leaf border, centred with opalescent white enamel dial with black Arabic chapters signed Faberge with black-steel fleche hands, clock mechanism makred H Y Moser & Cie, No. 41507, ivory back, with hinged silver-gilt scrolling strut, workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, silver standard 88 kokoshnik mark, St Petersburg, 1899-1903, scratched inventory number 25559, height 6.2cm. Illustrated in: Carl Faberge, Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, A. Kenneth Snowman, 1983, page 59. And Faberge: Imperial Craftsman and his World, Booth Clibborn Editions, London 2000, p.213 pl 518.
This superb desk clock was made by Fabergé. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and best-known jewellery house. The house has become known for their royal commissions and their close ties to the family of Tsar Nicholas II. This clock features a plaque of radiating pink guilloche enamel enclosed in a yellow gold frame decorated with neoclassical motifs. The clock face itself is surrounded by a bright yellow gold frame and had a lovely white opalescent background. The clock has a hinged easel stand allowing it to sit on a desk comfortably. This piece is signed by workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, one of the most important Fabergé workmasters.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.