Fabergé Desk Set Straight Edge, ca. 1900
Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000 (2004)
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Appraisal Video: (1:45)
GUEST: I brought you a Russian wolfhound piece, or Borzoi, as they call it now.
APPRAISER: Right. And you are aware of who made this, aren't you?
GUEST: I think it was Fabergé.
APPRAISER: Yes. This is the work of the very famous Russian jeweler Carl Fabergé. We can see his signature down here. And we can see it also here on the top, as well as a little statement. And what does that say in translation?
GUEST: It's in Russian, but it says, "From your grateful patient."
APPRAISER: "From your grateful patient."
GUEST: So it was somebody who gave it to his doctor.
APPRAISER: This silver dog would date approximately 1890 to about 1910. It probably was part of a desk set. This is in the form of a ruler. Do you have any idea what it might be worth?
GUEST: No, I don't. When I go home to visit my parents, they usually give me something of value-- a piece of jewelry or something. And since I have a Russian wolfhound and I collect dog paraphernalia, they gave me this as a present. But they didn't tell me how much it was worth.
APPRAISER: Well, as this dog is by Fabergé, I would feel in a well-advertised auction, we're probably talking somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $15,000.
GUEST: It was a nice present.
APPRAISER: It was a very nice present.
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