A Gold And Lilac Enamel Vanity Case
A Fabergé two-colour gold and lilac enamel vanity case by Workmaster Albert Holmstrom, the rectangular case measuring approximately 11cms in width, the central powder compartment decorated with translucent lilac enamel upon a wave design guilloché ground within a chased gold laurel leaf border, hinged lid with mirror, all flanked by two further compartments in reeded pink and yellow gold, one lined with matching lilac plush with two fitted reeded lip rouge cases, St Petersburg, 1908 – 1917.
A wonderful Fabergé vanity case. Created from gold with lilac enamel, this sweet and feminine vanity case opens to reveal a mirror and two small compartments, one which holds two lipstick cases. The house of Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the lats nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and most well-known jewellery house. . This piece bears the marks for Fabergé workmaster Albert Holstrom, son of Fabergé workmaster August Holmstron. During the early twentieth century, Fabergé was known for creating not only jewellery, but small decorative and useful objets d’art, the most famous being the easter eggs created for the Russian Imperial Family. The lilac enamel pairs beautifully with the bright gold of this case, making this both a luxurious and wonderfully useful object.
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.