Faberge Moscow 1899  Sapp and Diamond Pendant- Retirement-Serious offers invited For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Faberge Moscow 1899 Sapp and Diamond Pendant- Retirement-Serious offers invited

About

A rare piece of Faberge jewellery, the pendant is unusually set with an important natural un-heated Burma sapphire, whilst most pieces of Faberge jewellery do not use such important stones, as they rely upon the exceptional quality of the workmanship and design. The pendant is also extremely rare as the usual Faberge design in jewellery is much more symmetrical and not of this charming foliate design. Wartski - the great Faberge experts based in London, have examined the pendant and have identified it as a true piece of Faberge from the Moscow workshop through their access to the original designs books. They have written a supporting letter acknowledging this. Mounted in silver upon gold, with exquisite diamond work the pendant to the reverse has the ability to be attached to a separate frame so that it could be worn either as brooch or a necklace centre piece. The pendant bale is detachable.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    W 1.38 in. x D 2 in.W 35.06 mm x D 50.8 mm
  • Length
    2 in. (50.8 mm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    j4201711083485051fs
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 1 day of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Fabergé (Designer)

     Best known for creating the lavishly ornate and intricately devised Imperial Easter Eggs given by the last czars to their families as annual holiday gifts, the House of Fabergé was the most prestigious Russian luxury goods maker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Serving the aristocracy and the well-to-do through stores in St. Petersburg, Moscow and as far afield as London, Fabergé crafted a wide range of jewelry, clock cases, silver and myriad objets de vertu that included picture frames, cigarette boxes, cufflinks and carved hardstone floral and animal figurines. Following the revolution, the firm was closed by the Soviet state in 1918.

     Master goldsmith Gustav Fabergé, a descendant of Huguenot emigrées, founded the company in St. Petersburg in 1842. The firm did a brisk trade among the lesser nobility and the merchant class, but it flourished under the guidance of Gustav’s eldest son Carl Fabergé, who took over in 1872. Cosmopolitan, widely-traveled and himself a master goldsmith, the younger Fabergé drew early design inspiration when he volunteered to catalogue and restore pieces in the imperial jewelry collection in the Hermitage. Fabergé pieces based on historical jewelry from the Hermitage caught the attention of Czar Alexander III at a Moscow exhibition in 1882, and three years later he commissioned the first Imperial Easter Egg as a gift for the czarina. (Relatively simple in design compared to the complex cloisonné-adorned eggs that followed, the first egg was a white-enameled ovoid containing a gold “yolk” that held a gold hen, which in turn contained a replica of the imperial crown from which hung an egg-shaped ruby pendant.) Czar Nicholas II continued the tradition, presenting two eggs each Easter — one for his wife and one for his mother. As the appointed goldsmith to the royal court, the House of Fabergé became the darling of Russian aristocrats as well as wealthy patrons across Europe. Many and varied objets — hundreds of thousands by one count — were made to meet their demand. The firm employed some 500 craftsmen and designers when it was shuttered.

     After the Russian Revolution, the Fabergé name and trademark endured a checkered passage through the 20th century. Family members left their homeland in 1918 and set up a new business in Paris that was mainly concerned with repairing and restoring earlier-made wares. The name was adopted by an American fragrance and beauty products maker in the late 1930s, and later authorized by the family in a 1951 agreement. The trademark has been subsequently sold several times, and attached to numerous products including jewelry.

     For connoisseurs, true Fabergé refers to items made in the firm’s brief, golden decades from 1885 to 1917. Collectors are advised to make a study of Fabergé works in museum collections such as the Victoria & Albert and the Royal Collection in London to gain an understanding of the quality of genuine goods made by the original firm, and then to purchase only from reputable and reliable dealers, such those at 1stdibs. As you will see from the jewelry and objects on these pages, Fabergé pieces are richly redolent of a romantic past, and a source of thorough delight.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in London, GB
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Antique Victorian Diamond Cluster Ring Retireme...
Unknown
Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Engagement Rings
We are retiring and hence we can offer this wonderful ring at an extraordinarily compelling price. This superb antique ring is in excellent condition and a prime example of the fine...
Art Deco Platinum Diamond Plaque Bracelet Retir...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Art Deco Cuff Bracelets
A very powerful and uber Art Deco diamond plaque bracelet that shopcases the ultimate in Art Deco design. Mounted in platinum and set with sparking white diamonds consistent with the...
Art Deco Diamond Bracelet Due to retirement ser...
Unknown
Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cuff Bracelets
An extremely beautiful Art Deco diamond bracelet of extraordinarily fine workmanship with a total carat weight of approximately 12 carats of Rare White and White (G - H colour) diamo...
Natural Sapphire 9.51cts & Diamond Platinum Rin...
2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings
A truly superb hand made natural sapphire and diamond ring in platinum mounted in our London (UK) workshop. This exquisite ring is set with two diamond trillions weigh 1.02cts in to...
You May Also Like
Faberge Antique Natural Pearl Diamond Gold Pendant
Fabergé
Early 20th Century Belle Époque Drop Necklaces
by Carl Faberge, made between 1908-1917 attributed to the workshop of Albert Holmstrom marked with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard, workmaster's initials 'AH' (partially worn...
Fabergé Sapphire Diamond Gold Necklace
Fabergé
Vintage 1920s Modern Link Necklaces
An elegant and beautiful necklace, comprising oval, cornflower-blue sapphire and diamond clusters, linked with rows of collet-set old-cut diamonds. Millegrain detailing to the settin...
Fabergé Oval Cut Aquamarine Diamond Platinum Go...
Fabergé
Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces
An important turn-of-the-century Fabergé aquamarine and diamond pendant, the pendant comprising an oval faceted aquamarine, within a diamond-set border, with three diamond foliate dr...
Carl Faberge Daisy Locket Pendant 1908-1917
Fabergé
Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Drop Necklaces
Made in St. Petersburg between 1908 and 1917 The cover is enameled with a stylized daisy and set with an old mine diamond. The bail is encrusted with rose cut diamonds. The inter...
Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces
An exquisite piece! 43.11 carats of fine blue sapphires 37.86 carats of white round, pear and marquise cut diamonds Set in platinum This design and quality can only be found ...
Fabergé Secret Heart Blue Egg Gold Pendant Neck...
Fabergé
21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces
Fabergé Secret Heart egg pendant necklace. In 18k white gold with a hinged enhancer top on a Fabergé 18k 18-inch cable link chain. The egg is a limited edition 419 or 500. The chain ...
BUCCELLATI Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace
Buccellati
Vintage 1980s Choker Necklaces
This spectacular necklace consists of 11 carats of rose-cut and round brilliant-cut diamonds and 15 light gray cultured pearls measuring 10 millimeters by 12 millimeters. It is set i...
Vintage Pearl Emerald and Diamond Necklace
Unknown
Vintage 1940s More Necklaces
Stunning vintage pearl necklace! Center piece has a cabochon emerald set in 18 k gold surrounded with diamonds The necklace has 4 raws of pearls, size of the pearls are 8-9.5mm wit...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries