A Faberge’ Jewelled And Enamelled Gold And Hardstone Seal
A Faberge’ jewelled and enamelled gold and hardstone seal, the flat oval handle inset at both sides with a dendritic agate panel over sunburst engine-turning within a rose-cut diamond-set border, the mount enamelled in opaque white, the collar with swirled fluting within further diamonds, blank nephrite matrix, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, circa 1910.
This exquisite hardstone seal was 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 seal features a flat oval handle with a gorgeous moss agate panel inset. The moss agate has the natural appearance of a miniature landscape, adding fine detail to this piece. Surrounding the handle is a frame of glittering rose-cut diamonds. The mount features white enamel and a fluted design set with diamonds, culminating in a blank matrix made from vibrant nephrite. This piece bears the marks of workmaster Henrik Wigström, who was head workmaster at Fabergé from 1903 onwards.
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.