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Lot 0359
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF GUILLOCHE ENAMEL DESK SEALS INCLUDING ONE WITH ROYAL BRITISH PROVENANCE
comprising:

(a) A vari-colored gold and translucent enamel desk seal, possibly by Faberge, circa 1908
enameled translucent lilac over a guilloche ground and applied with foliate pendants, with moonstone finial, engraved with a presentation inscription, Lady Iveagh from Prince of Wales, Dec. 7, 1908, the nephrite matrix carved with the initials A.M.I. below a coronet (for Lady Iveagh), apparently unmarked. Contained in original fitted leather case of Noble & Co.. length: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.). n.b. The firm Noble & Co. was established in London in 1908 by Arthur Bowe and retailed works by Faberge. Arthur Bowe had earlier (in 1903) opened a branch of the House of Faberge in London. See, Alexander von Solodkoff, Faberge, Juwelier des Zarenhofes, Heidelberg, 1985

(b) A Faberge guilloche enamel and silver desk seal, workmaster Anders Nevalainen, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908
of tapering cylindrical form, translucent mauve enamel over engine-turned ground, further enriched with silver sunburst reeded gem-set mounts, narrowing to flaring base set with hardstone seal with crowned monogram GG, standard partly effaced, likely 88 standard, scratched inventory number 1054 and workmaster`s initials A.N. for Anders Nevlainen; height: 6.8 cm (2 1/2 in.)

PROVENANCE
Gold & Enamel Seal
H.R.H. Prince of Wales (later King George V)
Adelaide Maria, Countess of Iveagh (gift from the Prince)
Collection of FORBES Magazine
Sotheby`s, New York, December 1, 1998, lot 339

Silver and Enamel Seal
Bonhams, London, June 9, 2008, lot 145

EXHIBITED
Gold & Enamel Seal
Faberge and the Edwardians, The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, August 8-31, 1987, No. 13
The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, September 5-26, 1987, No. 13

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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF GUILLOCHE ENAMEL DESK SEALS

Estimate $13,000 - $17,000Oct 18, 2017