A Faberge Jewelled Bowenite Box
A Fabergé jewelled hardstone box, circa 1900 of stepped bombé rectangular form, carved of bowenite, the lid with cabochon ruby and rose-cut diamond-set silver-gilt hinges and clasp, from the Kazan collection, unmarked apart from scratched inventory number 49628 width 6.3cm, 2 1/2 inches, gross weight 72.5 grams. This Faberge box is in excellent condition.
A charming jewelled box. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and best-known jewellery house. This fabulous little box is carved from bowenite, a wonderful pale green hardstone. The clasp and hinges of the box are set with glittering diamonds, and the clasp features a wonderful and bright cabochon-cut ruby. This exquisite treasure is a wonderful example of Fabergé craftsmanship.
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.