Fine and Rare Faberge Nephrite, Gold, Jeweled and Enameled Imperial Presentation Box

Workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, circa 1900

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Square, the cover of the carved nephrite body applied with a trellis of diamonds and ruby-set flowers, the center with the diamond-set monogram of Nicholas II mounted on a translucent oyster enamel ground bordered by diamonds below a diamond-set crown, the cabochon ruby thumbpiece flanked by a jewel-set flowerspray, the gold mount chased with flutes and dots, marked with initials of workmaster, Faberge in Cyrillic, and 56 standard (14 karat) A comparable rectangular Imperial Presentation Box of nephrite also mounted with a trellis of diamonds is in the Forbes Collection; reproduced, pi. 122, A. Kenneth Snowman, The Art of Carl Faberge, 1953.