FABERGE SILVER AND GUILLOCHE ENAMEL DESK CLOCK
Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1886 – 1899
Of square form, enameled in translucent purple over a chevron guilloche ground,
applied with entwined ribbon-tied laurel garlands and crossed arrows,
a white enamel dial within a silver chased bezel, black Arabic chapters and pierced gold hands,
all within a reeded border chased with laurel leaves at intervals, surmounted by a crest in the form of a bow,
intertwined with a ribbon and laurel, the ivory back (see note below) with a silver scroll strut,
the back of the case stamped ‘3882’
Marked Faberge in Cyrillic, workmaster’s mark of Michael Perchin and 84 Russian silver standard,
scratched inventory number 5671
Height (including garlands) 4 5/8 in. (11,6 cm), width 4 1/16 in. (10,3 cm)
Good overall condition, minor wear to the edges and reverse, consistent with age. The original ivory back plate has three chips to the right edge and two small vertical cracks near the middle of the top edge (see image 5). Also, two hairline vertical cracks running thru top left and bottom left screws (see image 5).
Acquired by the grandmother of the previous owner in London in the 1920s.
Due to United States regulations on ivory, the original ivory back plate (images 4 and 5) has been replaced with a back plate made out of an ivory-like synthetic material, similar in appearance (images 8 and 9). We still have the original ivory back plate.
If you are purchasing this clock, please let us know if you want the clock shipped with the original ivory back plate¹ or with the replacement plate.
¹ Please note that shipping the clock with the original ivory back internationally will significantly increase shipping time.
Shipping time within the United States will not be effected.
Feel free to contact us for more details.
- Item Nr. 981