Fabergé Marriage Broker (Svatka) Christie’s Geneva, May 12, 1981, lot 92, signed beneath in Cyrillic characters K. Fabergé, price realized SFr 65,000 (ca. $33,00014 at that time). The auction catalog description states “figure has served as a model for numerous replicas”, and then promotes the exclusive use by the Fabergé firm of a rediscovered vitreous man-made material named purpurine

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