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Snuffbox

Made by: Fabergé __Firm ||Wigström, Henrik Immanuel __Workmaster

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Box is octagonal and the two pieces, lid and box, are each made from one piece of jade. Hinges are in red gold with a border of acanthus leaves in green gold. In center of lid is a miniature of the Tsarevich in the uniform of the Imperial Infantry Regiment, to which all male members of the Romanov family belonged. He is wearing star, ribbon and badge of the Order of St Andrew and the star of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky. Miniature is framed in a narrow carved border of red gold and around it are decorative mountings of acanthus leaves and swags in red and green gold. The miniature of the tsarevich is not original. This box originally had a miniature of a woman in 18th century dress.

Category:
GOLDWORK
Object name:
Snuffbox
Made from:
Gold -- nephrite -- ivory -- miniature
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1896-1914
Size:
overall __1.12 IN __ __ __3.12 IN
overall __2.86 CM __ __ __7.94 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.82
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK __on inner edge of lid: kokoshnik left (1896-1908), HW in Latin script (workmaster Henrik Wigstrom); inner edge of box: kokoshnik to the left, AR (assay master A. Rikhter, St. Petersburg 1896-1903 or Alexander Romanov 1908); 56 for gold standard; signed Faberge in Cyrillic, HW, scratch mark 311099 or 3/109-9
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","Russian Art at Hillwood"