Cf. Geoffrey C. Munn, Tiaras a History of Splendour, The Antique Collectors' Club, 2001, Frontispiece
'...A remarkable group of Fabergé tiaras. Jewellery by the famous Russian goldsmith is rare and his tiaras are rarer still. A photograph of three together is unprecedented...' (Wartski, London)
August Holmström (1829-1903) was responsible for some of Fabergé's greatest jewels. He completed his apprenticeship in 1850 and joined Gustav Fabergé's workshop as chief jeweller in 1857 and was made workmaster in 1870. August and his son Albert, who succeeded him after his death in 1903, were known for their fine work with diamonds. They crafted jewels of the finest quality and produced most of Fabergé's jewellery.