An Imperial Enamelled Gold and Gem-set Brooch by Carl Fabergé

St Petersburg, 1909


centred with a rectangular cut amethyst within an oyster white guilloché enamel border, decorated with symmetrical foliate motifs set with rose cut diamonds.

Workmaster: August Holmström
Inventory No.: 87726

Purchased by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on 14th July, 1909 for 150 roubles. Formerly the property of Her late Royal Highness Princess Arthur of Connaught, granddaughter of King Edward the VII.

The original drawing is recorded in one of the two surviving albums of Albert Holmström