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    A PAIR OF FABERGE RARE RUSSIAN GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
    Marked Fabergé, Workmaster Anders Nevalainen, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
    1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) high, each
    5.9 ounces (gross)

    Designed as carved egg-shaped nephrite containers, the interior lined with silver, the dome-shaped openwork slip-on covers of finely chased gold, in original Karelian birchwood fitted case

    For more on Finnish workmasters see, U. Tillander-Godenhielm "Personal and Historical Notes on Fabergé's Finnish Workmasters and Designers" Carl Fabergé and his Contemporaries, Helsinki, 1980, pp. 28-51.

    Anders Nevalainen (1851-1933)


    Fabergé workmaster Anders Nevalainen specialized in Neoclassical silver-mounted picture frames and other desk and table items including menu and tea glass holders. Born in Finland, he left for St. Petersburg in 1874 and became a master goldsmith in 1885. He then joined the workshop of August Holmström and later became head of his own workshop working exclusively for Fabergé.



    Condition Report*: Overall in very good condition.  Some staining and tears to the silk lining of the case.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    14th Friday
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