Lot 212
  • 212

A set of six Fabergé gold and enamel buttons, workshop of Erik Kollin, St Petersburg, 1904-1908

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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Description

  • gold, enamel
the convex surfaces enamelled in translucent white over wavy sunburst engine-turning, struck with workmaster's initials EK, 56 standard, each with scratched inventory number 6162, in original Fabergé wood case

Catalogue Note

The appearance of Erik Kollin's maker's mark on objects which post-date his death in 1901 and which differ stylistically from his known production suggests that his widow, Henrika, who continued operating the workshop, also continued to use the same mark.  Similar white enamel cufflinks with this mark, also dating from 1904-1908, were purchased from Fabergé by the Imperial cabinet in 1909; please see Sotheby's London, 12 May 2012, lot 413.
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