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A very rare Fabergé jewelled platinum and rock crystal ‘Ice’ Red Cross pendant, workmaster Albert Holmström, after the design by Alma Pihl, St Petersburg, circa 1915

Property from a Swedish Collection

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A very rare Fabergé jewelled platinum and rock crystal ‘Ice’ Red Cross pendant, workmaster Albert Holmström, after the design by Alma Pihl, St Petersburg, circa 1915

A very rare Fabergé jewelled platinum and rock crystal ‘Ice’ Red Cross pendant, workmaster Albert Holmström, after the design by Alma Pihl, St Petersburg, circa 1915

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Property from a Swedish Collection

A very rare Fabergé jewelled platinum and rock crystal ‘Ice’ Red Cross pendant, workmaster Albert Holmström, after the design by Alma Pihl, St Petersburg, circa 1915


the rock crystal emulating glistening frost accented with rose-cut diamonds and applied with a ruby-mounted gold red-cross, suspended from a diamond-set hook, indistinct scratched inventory number,apparently unmarked, in an original fitted Fabergé case, with chain

height incl. loop 4.4 cm, 1¾in.

Excellent condition overall.

One very small chip to the high point of the left side, a light surface scratch near the red cross and one more on the reverse at 8 o'clock.


"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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Presented to Signe Zander in 1915 by Marta Nobel-Oleinikoff (1881-1973) in recognition of her work at the Nobel Hospital for the Red Cross during the First World War
Thence by descent