Lot 660: Faberge Peter Carl



2015-07-10 15:43:09

Lot 660: Faberge Peter Carl: (1846-1920) Russian Jeweller, Known For His Faberge Eggs. Appointed Goldsmith And Jeweller To The Russian Imperial Court In 1885. An Extremely Rare D.S., K. Faberge, In Cyrillic, One Page, Folio, Petrograd, 28Th January 1917, On Faberge'S Printed Stationery As Court Jeweller, In Cyrillic. The Typed Document Is A Certificate Issued To Otto Ottovitch Bauer And Takes The Form Of A Testimonial Letter, Confirming That Bauer'S Father Was Otto Ernstovitch Bauer And His Grandfather Ernst Bauer, All Natural-Born Russian Subjects, And Continuing 'I Certify That For Around Twenty Years Mr. Bauer Was An Employee In A Company Held Singularly By Me And That Presently He Is The Board Director Of The K. Faberge Society Founded By Me. Furthermore, Since The Year 1914 He Has Been The General Manager Of The Society'S Mechanical Plant Which Altogether Operates For The Defence Of The Nation And Manufactures Different Types Of Ammunition At The Request Of The Main Artillery Directorate. Mr. Bauer'S Morals And Political Reliability Are Beyond Question'. Signed By Faberge At The Foot Alongside Several Official Stamps Of The Faberge Society. With Blank Integral Leaf. Some Extremely Minor, Light Age Wear And A Few Tiny Splits At The Edges Of The Folds, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature. About Vg Otto Bauer (D.1936) Joined The House Of Faberge In 1898 And Held The Position Of Chief Accountant. Despite Faberge'S Belief, As Stated In The Present Document, That Bauer'S Morals Were Beyond Question, The Reality Would Appear To Have Been Somewhat Different. Reports Suggest That Bauer Left The Company In A Controversial Manner In 1923, Pocketing A Significant Amount Of Capital And Hiding An Estimated Twenty Boxes Of Faberge Items, Probably Including The Company'S Books And Records, Which Have Never Been Located. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £2000 - 3000
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