A Beautiful Pair Of Fabergé Enamel And Gold Lorgnettes
A Beautiful Pair of Fabergé Enamel and gold lorgnettes, the lorgnettes comprising two circular lenses within a rose gold mount, with exquisite pearl white enamel handle with engine-turned background, with yellow and rose gold floral decoration and ring termination, bearing Faberge marks and the makers mark of workmaster Henrick Wigstrom, St.Petersburg 1903-1908 inventory number 13096, 56 zolotnik, gross weight 36.2 grams
A fine and detailed enamel and gold lorgnette 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. A lorgnette was a form of opera glass, and in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, became a popular type of accessory to women’s evening wear. The handle of this piece features pearl white enamel decorated with bright yellow and rose gold floral motifs. The spectacles are edged in rose gold and fold inwards towards the handle. This spectacular piece is both a functional object and a piece of personal adornment.
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.