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Lorgnettes

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

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The handle of the lorgnette is enameled in pale green on a guilloche ground, cut to imitate the undulating patterns of a satin fabric. At both ends are mounts of acanthus leaves and other, more stylized plant forms cast in green, red, and yellow gold. There is a ring at the bottom for holding the lorgnette. It and the rims of the lenses are decorated with an applied continuous leaf motif in green gold.

Category:
COSTUME ACCESSORIES
Object name:
Lorgnettes
Made from:
Gold -- enamel
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
ca. 1904-1908
Size:
overall __6.31 IN
overall __16.04 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.84
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK __56 [Kokoshnik facing left] [Cyrillic initials AR] __All in a lozenge-shaped mark struck inside bridge/nosepiece. __56 is the gold standard; a kokoshnik facing left indicates that the piece was made between 1898 and 1908; the Cyrillic initials AR are those of Aleksandr Vasil'evich Romanov, assaymaster and head of district (upravlaiushchii okrugom), St. Petersburg, active April 1, 1904 to 1912. ||maker's mark __H.W. __Roman initials in an oval shaped mark, struck inside bridge. __Maker's mark of Henrik Wigström. Note: A lorgnette or a pair of spectacles had to marked here by law.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé Rediscovered"