A brooch of agate moss Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. the hexagonal facade composed of three moss agate sections within rose-cut diamond borders set with rubies and gems
Within the Egg, a mechanical gold enameled peacock sits in the branches of an engraved gold tree with flowers in enamel and precious stones. the peacock can be lifted from the tree and wound up. Placed on a flat surface, she struts proudly around, moving her head and spreads en closes her varicolored enamel tail from time to time.
In 1872, Peter Carl Faberge took over his father's jewelry workshop, which had been established in St. Petersburg in 1842. His technical mastery as a goldsmith put him on par with the world's most renowned jewelers. He drew his inspiration from the art of earlier generations which he found in the well-stocked treasury of the Hermitage. As Supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia, Faberge is best known for his unique series of 50 jeweled Imperial Easter eggs dating from 1885-1916. His patrons inc
3 Faberge 18K gold, diamond and tortoiseshell hair pins. The geometric mesh is a distinctly Russian design. The combs also have an Imperial-style border and come in their original box which has a crest over the Faberge mark with the double-headed eagle with a crown in the middle of it. This is the Tsar's mark of the Tsar, which suggests the combs were for the royal family.
A PAIR OF RARE FABERGÉ JEWELLED GOLD AND PLATINUM CUFFLINKS, WORKMASTER AUGUST HOLLMING, ST PETERSBURG, 1911 each link of teardrop form, set with a cabochon chrysoprase issuing a band of rose-cut diamonds, the surface layered with matte finish platinum-silver alloy, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 87617, in original Fabergé wood box. [Cross posted from Fabergé]
Fabergé - Sea Tzarina Earrings. These intricately gem-coloured shell earrings from Les Fables de Fabergé, the precious ornaments of a fabulous mermaid, a water-nymph or daughter of the Sea Tsar, are inspired by Russian tales of underwater kingdoms with magical creatures who metamorphose into human form.