Compulsory auction - Please note the special bidding terms of the FCA.
Lot 3911 - S16 Fabergé & Objets de Vertu Compulsory auction -
AGATE SCENT BOTTLE/SEAL GNOME FIGURE, BY FABERGÉ, Moscow, ca. 1900.
Hardstone figures can be divided in five categories: portrait, folcloristic, military, cultural und fantastical. Gnomes are kindly subterranean creatures which feature in middle European mythology and frequently appeared in the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. The hardstone figures are rare creations and were reserved for the most distinguished clients.
- Wartski, London.
- Private property Switzerland, acquired at the above address in 2007.
Minimum hammer price
CHF 146 000 (€ 136 450)