- Fabergé-Brosche "Biene" verziert mit einem Tigerauge, Diamanten und Email

auction 379, Lot 1023

JEWELLERY on 20 March 2018

 

Fabergé-Brosche "Biene" verziert mit einem Tigerauge, Diamanten und Email

estimate:
€ 2.200 to € 3.000

Regelbesteuerung    

result:
€ 7.620 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

A FABERGÉ BEE BROOCH SET WITH TIGERS EYE, DIAMONDS AND ENAMEL

Russia, St. Petersburg, circa 1885-1890, FABERGÉ, AUGUST FREDERICK HOLLMING

 

56 Zolotnik (18K red gold), stamped and silver, tested. Fabergé signatur in Cyrillic, WMZ: A H for August Frederick Hollming. 61 old-cut diamond, altogether circa 2.25 carats, CR (K-L), SI1-2-3. 2 tiny cabochon-cut rubies of circa 0.07 carats. 1 round cabochon-cut tigers eye of circa 5.98 carats. Brown translucent enamel.

Circa 4.4 x 4.6 cm. Circa 20.6 g.

 

August Frederick Hollming (Loppi, 3.12.1854 - 4.3.1913 Helsinki) was apprenticed to the goldsmith Karl Fridholf Ekholm in Helsinki in 1870. In 1876, his name was registered as a goldsmith in the parish register of St. Mary in St. Petersburg. In 1880 he qualified as a master. He worked in his own workshop at 35 Kazanskaya Street, before moving to Fabergés new company premises in 24 Bolshaya-Morskaya Street in 1900. Hollming made very fine enamelled gold and jewelled cigarette cases.

 

Literature: Fabergé Hofjuwelier der Zaren, München, 1986, p. 326.