A Fabergé Circular Green Enamel, Silver And Gold Pill Box
An early twentieth century Fabergé circular green enamel silver-gilt and gold pill box, the translucent grass green enamel upon an engine-turned guilloché ground with radiating pattern, all in silver, applied bands of rose and yellow gold laurel decoration to sides and to lid, dimensions approximately 5.4 cms x 2cms, workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, St Petersburg, 1903-1908, gross weight 72.5 grams.
An exquisite pill box made by Fabergé. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and best-known jewellery house. The house has become known for their royal commissions and their close ties to the family of Tsar Nicholas II. It features a wonderful malachite green guilloche enamel pattern on the lid and body of the box, which is accentuated by detailed and fine gold details on the rim and base. The gold is decorated with a laurel motif, adding further detail to this fine piece. This piece is signed by workmaster Henrik Wigstrom whose supervision was responsible for the production of many of the Imperial easter eggs. It is an excellent example of Fabergé style and craftsmanship from the early twentieth century and is a true treasure.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.