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A FABERGÉ JEWELLED SILVER-TOPPED GOLD AND AQUAMARINE ANNIVERSARY BROOCH, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Caroline P. Ireland

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED SILVER-TOPPED GOLD AND AQUAMARINE ANNIVERSARY BROOCH, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED SILVER-TOPPED GOLD AND AQUAMARINE ANNIVERSARY BROOCH, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

11,875

GBP

Property from the Collection of Caroline P. Ireland

A FABERGÉ JEWELLED SILVER-TOPPED GOLD AND AQUAMARINE ANNIVERSARY BROOCH, WORKMASTER ALFRED THIELEMANN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917


the rectangular-cut aquamarine within a rose-cut diamond-set frame with bows and the number XXV, struck on the pin with workmaster's initials

width 3.7cm, 1½in.

Overall in very good condition.

Three of the small rose-cut diamonds missing. The central stone with a handful of minor chips and surface wear. The pin clasp added later.

The weight of the aquamarine is approximately 37.65 carats, the total weight of the diamonds approximately 0.65 carat.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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A La Vielle Russie, New York

Exhibition Catalogue, Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition for the benefit of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, New York, A La Vieille Russie, 1983, p. 105 illustrated, no. 354 listed

New York, A La Vieille Russie, Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition for the benefit of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, 22 April - 21 May 1983, no. 354

The inclusion of the Roman numerals 'XXV' on the diamond-set mount of this brooch suggest it relates to known examples of anniversary jewels made by Fabergé and was presumably commissioned to commemorate a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. 


Other related examples include an amethyst brooch mounted with a diamond-set 'XX' between the initials of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna beneath an Imperial crown (see exhibition catalogue, Fabergé and the Russian Jewellers, London, Wartski, 2006, p.59, no. 175).