Fabergé Silver Candelabra

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Pair of Rococo bowenite and silver two-light candelabra.

By Fabergé, workmaster J. Rappoport, ca. 1900.

Height: 8 1/2 inches

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Antique Gold, Silver and Enamel Skull Stickpin

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Whimsical gold stick pin with silver skull wearing a gold and blue enamel pointed hat.

French, mid nineteenth century
Head: 1 1/8 x 5/8 inches

$14,500

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Fabergé Rhodonite Tray

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Silver-mounted oval rhodonite tray. With its original case.

By Fabergé, St. Petersburg, ca. 1910.
Length: 14 inches

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Trompe l’oeil Silver

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Trompe l’oeil, meaning ‘fool the eye,’ is a term traditionally applied to paintings exhibiting such photographic detail as to make the viewer believe they are actually seeing the object(s) depicted. When used to describe these late nineteenth-century works of Russian silver, the term refers to the way these pieces simulate birch bark wood. Objects decorated to look like wood were quite popular in Russia in the second half of the nineteenth-century, as craftsmen sought to mimic the “bast” shoes made of woven birch bark worn by the peasants.

Romanticizing the peasantry is a frequently occurring theme in the arts, particularly the nineteenth-century. This especially rang true in Russia following Alexander II’s emancipation of the serfs in 1861. Suddenly there was tremendous interest in the music, arts and crafts, and daily life of the serfs.

A yearning for a Russian art unmarred by Western influence contributed to what became the Russian Revival in the 1870s and 1880s. In addition to studies of serf life, there was also an interest in exploring earlier Russian artistic traditions, providing craftsmen a rich body of sources for creating beautiful, distinctly Russian works of art.

Trompe l’oeil  was an international trend, being also in fashion in America during this period and produced by notable firms like Gorham and Tiffany. However, this 1871 birch box and 1882 milk jug, coupled with a number of other exceptional pieces, leave no one fooled as to the mastery of this genre.

Fabergé Large Silver and Blue-Purple Enamel Frame

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Large silver and blue-purple guilloché enamel rectangular frame.

By Fabergé, workmaster H. Armfelt
St. Petersburg, ca. 1900
10 x 8 inches

Fabergé Silver-mounted Holly and Amboyna Wood Frame

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Silver-mounted holly and amboyna wood frame.
The use of two contrasting color woods set off by a gilded bow and garland creates a dramatic presentation.

By Fabergé, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900
10-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches

Natural Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring

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A natural pearl surrounded by twelve cushion shaped old-mine cut diamonds in a cluster. Mounted in silver and gold. Each diamond is approx. 0.80 carats. Warm silver overtone natural pearl approx. 13mm with high dome.

English, ca. 1870.
Cluster diameter: 3/4 inch

$24,000

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Antique Diamond, Ruby, Emerald Floral Spray Brooch

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Diamond, ruby, and emerald spray brooch set en tremblant in silver and gold with approximately 4 carats of emeralds,  3 carats of rubies and 4.75 carats of old-mine-cut diamonds.

French, circa 1825
Length: 3-1/4 inches

$45,000
Special price: $39,000

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Victorian Old-Mine Diamond and Ruby Coiled Snake Bracelet

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Coiled snake bracelet with gold scaled body, with an old-mine diamond and ruby head and tail set in silver.

English, ca. 1880

$42,000

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Antique Rock Crystal Necklace

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Cushion-cut rock crystal necklace mounted in silver and gold.

English, ca. 1890
Length: 16 1/2 inches

$32,000
Special price: $26,000

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English Antique Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Necklace

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Natural Burma sapphire and diamond cluster necklace set in gold and silver.

English, ca. 1870
Length: 15 inches
(Sapphires approx. 40 cts., diamonds approx. 20 cts.)

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Large Antique Diamond Floral Spray Brooch

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Old-mine diamond floral spray brooch, set in gold and silver.

English, ca. 1850
Length: 2-3/4 inches
Diamonds approximately 23 cts.

$40,000
Special price: $38,000

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