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Brooch

1895-1899 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This brooch shows the influence of the Art Nouveau style in Russian jewellery. It has the mark of August Hollming, one of the many Finnish craftsmen working in pre-revolutionary Russia, best known as one of Fabergé's workmasters. The gold is also stamped 56 [zolotniki], the equivalent standard of 14 carat gold.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, diamonds and cabochon sapphires
Brief Description
Circular knot of gold centred by three cabochon sapphires issuing as buds from rose-cut diamond settings. By August Hollming, St Petersburg, 1895-1899.
Physical Description
Circular brooch consisting of an sinuous gold stem which twines around a central cluster of three cabochon sapphire and diamond buds.
Dimensions
  • Height: 34mm
  • Width: 32mm
  • Depth: 7mm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • A.H and crossed anchors for St Petersburg pre-1899 (On the pin)
  • 56 and crossed anchors for St Petersburg pre-1899 (on catch)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Summary
This brooch shows the influence of the Art Nouveau style in Russian jewellery. It has the mark of August Hollming, one of the many Finnish craftsmen working in pre-revolutionary Russia, best known as one of Fabergé's workmasters. The gold is also stamped 56 [zolotniki], the equivalent standard of 14 carat gold.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.51-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 7 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.89-2007

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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