A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND PURPURINE PENDANT
A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND PURPURINE PENDANT
A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND PURPURINE PENDANT
A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND PURPURINE PENDANT
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A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND PURPURINE PENDANT

BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 81823

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A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND PURPURINE PENDANT
BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 81823
In the form of the Monomakh's cap, set with rubies and peridots, suspending three purpurine egg-shaped pendants, set with rose-cut diamonds, marked on loop with workmaster's initials
1 in. (2.5 cm.) high, including loop
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 17 October 1996, lot 55.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé - A Private Collection, Helsinki, 1997, p. 5, no. 4 (illustrated).
K. Farrington, Fabergé, London, 1999, p. 33, no. 10 (illustrated).
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 291, no. 754 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé and the Russian Jewellers, London, 2006, p. 27, no. 31 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, p. 168, no. 142 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Lahti, Lahti Art Museum, Fabergé - A Private Collection, 14 March - 4 May 1997, no. 4.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Centre, Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and his World, 14 August 2000 - 28 February 2001, no. 754.
London, Wartski, Fabergé and the Russian Jewellers, 10 - 20 May 2006, no. 31.
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15 - 25 May 2012, no. 142.

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Lot Essay

In 1913, the country was celebrating the tercentenary anniversary of Romanov rule. A series of small presentation pieces, such as pendants, brooches, vesta cases with the motifs of the Imperial crown and emblems was produced. Henry Bainbridge, manager of Fabergé's London shop, remarked that tercentenary designs were based on the original drawings by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, prepared and sent to Fabergé for elaboration (H.C. Bainbridge, Peter Carl Fabergé, London, 1949, p. 56).

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