A Faberge Gold, Enamel And Hardstone Desk Seal
A Fabergé gold, enamel and hardstone desk seal, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1904-1908 the spherical handle carved of aventurine quartz, the collar of translucent apple green enamel over engine-turned diaper pattern above a chased leaf band, gadrooned cushion, blank carnelian matrix, struck with workmaster’s initials, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 11551, measuring approximately 3.4cm in height, gross weight 17.2 grams.
A exquisite desk seal made by Fabergé. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and and best-known jewellery house. This seal is crafted from aventurine quartz, bright green enamel, and lovely, detailed gold. This piece bears the workmaster mark for Henrik Wigström, one of the most prolific and influential workmasters of Fabergé. Over one hundred pieces by Wigström are now in the Royal Collection of England, praised and treasured for their superb detail and craftsmanship.
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.