Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 160

FABERGE, MARIA ALEXANDROWNA LORGNETTE Faberge, St. Petersburg, with punchmark AH (August Holmstrom). Made for the Russian market, circa 1850. Very fine 18 ct. gold and diamond lorgnette.

CHF 20,000 - 40,000

HKD 160,000 - 320,000 / USD 20,000 - 40,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

Multi-part, with engraved floral decoration on engineturned ground, sprung lorgnette, with diamond-set crown and initial MA.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched


Signed case. DIM. 133 mm. Provenance: Gallerie Koller, November 15th 1968. Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (8 August 1824 - 3 June 1880) was, under the name Maria Alexandrovna (Russian: ..... .............), Empress of Russia as the first wife of Emperor Alexander II, having been born a German princess.