A Fabergé two-color gold gem-set case

marked K. Fabergé with imperial warrant, Moscow, 1902

Rectangular with alternating reeded bands of pink and yellow gold, the thumbpiece set with a cabochon sapphire, with assaymaster's mark of Ivan Lebedkin and additional scratched inventory number 23288.

L: 3 in. Weight: 62 dwt.

Estimate $2,500-3,500

The hallmarks indicate that this piece was created between 1899-908, but he specific inventory number indicates that this piece was produced by the Moscow silver and metal workshops in 1902.

Freeman's is grateful to Dr. Valentin Skurlov, St. Petersburg, for his assistance in the research of this case.

Sold for $4,225 (buyer's premium included)