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before 1899
Russian
Tools, Equipment, Utensils
Decorative Arts
bowenite, gold, diamonds
St. Petersburg, Russia
Overall: 2 5/8 × 1 3/8 × 1 1/8 in. (6.67 × 3.49 × 2.86 cm)
47.20.183
Early initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin, assay mark of St. Petersburg before 1899, 56 zolotnik, scratched inventory number 46856
Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt
Fabergé Revealed, Palace Museum, Beijing, China, April 16 - July 17, 2016

Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, June 20 – September 27, 2015

Fabergé Revealed, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 14, 2014 - May 25, 2015

Fabulous Fabergé, Jeweler to the Czars, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, June 14 - October 12, 2014

Fabergé Revealed, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, June 22 - September 29, 2013

Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, Detroit Institute of Art, October 14, 2012 - January 21, 2013

Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé, coinciding with Fabergé in America, Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 12 - April 18, 1996, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, May 25 - July 28, 1996, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, August 24 - November 10, 1996, New Orleans Museum of Art, December 7, 1996 - February 8, 1997, Cleveland Museum of Art, March 12 - May 11, 1997

Collector of the Year, February 6 - March 13, 1983

Treasures from the Virginia Museum Featuring the Faberge College, North Carolina Museum, April 21 - June 3, 1979
Von Habsburg, Géza, et al. Fabergé Revealed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. New York: Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2011. Exhibition catalog. (cat. no. 54, illus p.181).

Von Habsburg, Geza. Faberge in America, exhibition catalogue, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. London: Thames & Hudson, Ltd., 1996. p. 122, 144 (cat. no. 128)

Lesley, Parker. Faberge. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1976. (p. 119, illus. 248)

Ross, Marvin Chauncey. The Art of Karl Faberge and His Contemporaries, 1st edition. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. (p. 33)

Bainbridge, Henry C. The Workmasters of Faberge, The Connoisseur, Vol. 96, No. 408, 1935. (pp. 87-90, illus. no. VII.
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