10 juillet 2011

"Fabergé Revealed" @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg, 1912. Egg: lapis lazuli, gold, diamonds. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. RICHMOND, VA .- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents an exhibition of the exhibition of the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The exhibition, Fabergé Revealed, includes more than 500 objects and is on view from July 9 through October 2. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2011

Created by senior Fabergé workmaster August Holmström circa 1900, the flexible bracelet is composed of twelve diamond-set sectio

Created by senior Fabergé workmaster August Holmström circa 1900, the flexible bracelet is composed of twelve diamond-set sections, mounted with brilliant-cut diamonds. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning diamond Fabergé bracelet is one of the highlights of the Russian Sale, taking place at Bonhams on 8th June at New Bond Street. The bracelet is estimated to sell for £70,000 – 100,000. Created by senior Fabergé workmaster August Holmström circa 1900, the flexible bracelet is composed of twelve diamond-set sections, mounted with... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

One of Only 19 Fabergé Snuff-Boxes with Portrait of Emperor Nicholas II Offered by Christie's

The snuff-box was presented to the Turkish diplomat, Turkhan Pasha (1846-1927), in December 1913. Estimate: £400,000-600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s upcoming Russian Works of Art sale on 29 November 2010 will be led by an important jewelled vari-coloured gold and guilloché enamelled Imperial presentation snuff-box, marked Fabergé, with the workmaster’s mark of Henrik Wigström. It was presented to the Turkish diplomat, Turkhan Pasha (1846-1927), in December 1913 on behalf of Emperor Nicholas II... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Bloodstone Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Bloodstone Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. photo courtesy Sotheby's the curved bloodstone handle carved with scrolling flowers, foliage, and rocaille, the end set with a single diamond, the collar set with a band of circular-cut diamonds; length 2 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 11,250 USD marked with workmaster's initials and 56 standard PROVENANCE: Christie's, October 5, 1983, lot 441, illustrated p. 151. Sotheby's. Important Russian... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Emerald, Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910

Fabergé Diamond-Set Carved Emerald, Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved and polished emerald with a collar of pale peach transparent enamel over a finely ridged guilloché ground mounted en cage within repeating arrows, the upper and middle bands set with diamonds, the lower band with two-color gold laurel leaves; height 2 1/2 in. (excluding screw) - Estimate 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD marked with workmaster's initials... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

Three Fabergé Carved Rock Crystal, Gold, Enamel and Diamond Parasol Handles

Fabergé Carved Rock Crystal, Gold, Enamel and Diamond Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved rock crystal handle of T-shape, the collar enameled pink over a wavy guilloché ground and set with undulating bands of rose-cut diamonds and intertwined bands of chased gold laurel leaves, the upper and lower borders with bands of leaves enameled green interspersed with diamonds and circles of opaque white enamel; height 2 1/2 in. (excluding screw) - Estimate... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Diamond-Studded Carved Nephrite Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1904-1908

A Fabergé Diamond-Studded Carved Nephrite Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1904-1908. photo courtesy Sotheby's the carved nephrite handle tau-shaped and set with sixteen circular-cut diamonds, the collar with a band of rose diamonds; length 3 in. - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD marked with workmaster's initials and 56 standard, also with scratched inventory number 5446 PROVENANCE: Sotheby's, New York, December 16 and 17, 1982, lot 210. Sotheby's. Important Russian... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Carved Nephrite, Gold and Gem-Set Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1900

A Fabergé Carved Nephrite, Gold and Gem-Set Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1900. photo courtesy Sotheby's the curved nephrite handle carved with delicate fluting and set with criss-crossing bands of rose-cut diamonds that terminate at a bow knot set with a collet-set cabochon ruby and with a rose-cut diamond border. Together with a later Continental handle of amber with bands of fluted gold chased with crossing ribbons set with rosettes; height 4 in. (excluding screw). Estimate 15,000—20,000... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Fabergé Carved Citrine Quartz, Gold, Enamel and Seed Pearl Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1910

A Fabergé Carved Citrine Quartz, Gold, Enamel and Seed Pearl Parasol Handle, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1900. photo courtesy Sotheby's the fluted ovoid citrine quartz handle mounted with a collar in translucent sky blue over a wavy guilloché ground with painted latticework, with borders of opaque white enamel, the collar within borders set with seed pearls; height 3 1/2 in. Estimate 18,000—22,000 USD. Lot Sold 53,125 USD marked with workmaster's initials and 56 standard, also with scratched... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A Rare Fabergé Carved Smoky Quartz, Gold and Enamel Figural Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1910

A Rare Fabergé Carved Smoky Quartz, Gold and Enamel Figural Parasol Handle, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1910. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smoky quartz handle depicting a naked cherub clinging to the top of a baluster-shaped handle with a pattern of trailing vines, mounted with a collar in translucent salmon pink enamel over a wavy guilloché ground within two-color gold laurel bands; height 3 1/4 in. - Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,500 USD with workmaster's initials and 56 standard ... [Lire la suite]