Description Atypically for Perkhin, this elegant clock is in the neoclassical rather than the rococo style usually associated with his works. The face of the clock is en plein enameled in a subtle grayish blue color over a guilloché background, which has been mechanically engraved in a wavy, moiré-like pattern. Neoclassical reeding and laurel leaf designs adorn the clock's rim and the white dial. The clock has a seven-day movement which is marked Heg. Zab.
Cleaned for exhbition.
- Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Sale No. 5258, Sotheby's, New York, December 13, 1984, Lot 473; purchased by Jean M. Riddell (with Leo Kaplan as agent), Washington, D.C., January 2, 1985; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Mark] On rim of clock in Cyrillic: MP; [Symbol] On stand: 88, crossed anchors; [Mark] In Cyrillic: Fabergé, swan in oval French import mark; [Inventory number] 1399; [Inscription] On back of clock in Cyrillic for the clock manufacturer: NED.ZAV[OD]; [Mark] To indicate seven-day movement: Heg. Zab.
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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