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An antique Faberge pink gold and moss agate brooch by head workmaster Henrik Wigstrom.
Diameter 1 1/2 in. (3,7 cm)
The moss agate plaque has tree-form inclusions resembling a forest.
The gold, ribbon tied, reeded frame (typical for Wigstrom work) is in Neo-classical taste of Louis XVI period. The silver ribbons are set with tiny rose-cut diamonds.
Objects in Louis XVI style were a specialty of Wigstrom's workshop.
Moss agate was used extensively by French jewelers in the 18th century. Being one of the favorite stones of Carl Faberge, moss agate jewelry and boxes were primarily produced at Wigstrom and Holmstom workshops in St Petersburg.
Struck on back with 56 zolotniks standard / assay office 'alpha' for St. Petersburg/ head turned right for 1908-1917, workmaster's initials 'H.W.' for Henrik Wigstrom (worn marks).
Below are three moss agate Faberge brooches from the recent exhibition
Faberge and Russian Stone Carvers (Moscow Kremlin Museums, 2011)
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