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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.



    Estimate: $35,000 - $40,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Overall in very good condition.  Some staining and tears to the silk lining of the case.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    14th Friday
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