A Fabergé Two-colour Gold And Blue Enamel Vanity Case
A Fabergé two-colour gold and blue enamel vanity case by Workmaster A.Holmstrom, the rectangular case of three sections, the main powder compartment comprising two decorative sections, the central of translucent blue enamel upon a guilloché ground within a chased gold laurel leaf border, to the centre a ring of rose-cut diamonds encircling a diamond decorative motif, between two sections of reeded rose and yellow gold, the left section a further compartment, three diamond encrusted thumbpieces, hinged lid with mirror, the case measuring 9.5 cm in width and 3.5 cm in length, stamped ’56’ and ’88’ zolotnik, the Russian standards for 14 carat gold and silver respectively, bearing the A.Holstrom maker’s mark, St Petersburg, 1908 – 1917, gross weight 99.5 grams
A wonderful vanity case 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. This vanity case features three different sections, each for holding small vanity items. The side compartments are created from reeded yellow and rose gold. The yellow gold is bright and complements the pink-hued rose gold wonderfully. The central compartment is decorated with blue guilloche enamel, and in the centre is a lovely curved decorative motif set with glinting rose-cut diamonds. This vanity case exemplifies the types of objects Fabergé made during this period which were functional but exquisitely crafted, detailed, and very beautiful.
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.