Seal, Carl Fabergé , c.1880

Gold, aquamarine and ruby


fashioned from an aquamarine crystal, aquamarines belong to the hexagonal crystal system and Fabergé has employed the stone’s natural form to model the seal, it is entwined by a gold snake handle with a cabochon ruby sunk into its head.

Chief Workmaster: Erik Kollin,
St. Petersburg, circa 1880.


King Farouk of Egypt.

Purchased by Wartski from the auction of King Farouk’s collection at the Koubbeh Palace, Cairo, on Wednesday 10th March 1954, lot 123.