Faberge Henrik Wigstrom Silver And Enameled Desk Clock
Grogan & Company
Sale 129 The May Sale - Dedham, Massachusetts
May 21 - 22, 2011
Grogan & Company Lot Notes –
FABERGE SILVER AND ENAMELED DESK CLOCK, Henrik Wigstrom, workmaster; also marked C. F.; with ivory back and silver strut; 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
Press Release: The May auction ended on a high note, when a Fabergé Silver and Enameled Desk Clock, signed by Henrik Wigstrom, one of Fabergé’s most important workmasters, sold for $86,250. Finnish born Henrik Wigstrom became the head workmaster for Fabergé in 1903 following Michael Perchin’s death.
This clock is listed in the Fabergé book as having been sold in 1914 by The House of Fabergé’s London store to Nancy Leeds. Nancy Leeds, aka Princess Anastasia, was an American socialite who moved to Europe soon after inheriting 29 million dollars from her husband William Bateman Leeds in 1908. Mrs. Leeds later married Prince Christopher of Greece, making her the first American woman to become a Princess of a reigning family in Europe. Due to the outbreak of World War I, the Fabergé store was closed in 1915.
Estimated price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price realized: $86,250
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