The brooch is really amazing with its quality and size- it is 11cm high x 9cm width! This is the most impressive Garland style brooch I have ever seen alive! On the back of the brooch there is a loop, so it can be wear as a pendant in some occasions.
Signed with the Faberge's head workmaster hallmark H. For Henrik Wigstrom and with the Imperial Russian high standard 76 Zolotnik hallmark for 18k goldvery rarely used 18k in Russian jewelry. 99% of all Russian jewelry was 56 hallmarked/14k. Henrik Immanuel Wigström 2 October 1862.
A Finnish silver & goldsmith, was one of the most important. Perchin was the head workmaster from 1886 until his death in 1903, when he was succeeded by his chief assistant Henrik Wigström. These two workmasters were responsible for almost all the. Finnish, was head work master from 1870 to 1886 and produced gold jewellery, including pieces in the Scythian style the Scythian treasure had just been discovered at.
(who had been appointed head jeweller by Gustav Faberge in 1857) was born in. Petersburg, as at one time he had had a workshop there. Once in Madsén's employment, his master's trade with Russia, as well as his numerous business contacts here, brought him to work in St.
Goldsmith Werner Elfström employed Wigström as a apprentice on his arrival in the capital in 1875. Wigström became assistant in 1884, at the age of 22, to Perchin, whose shop at that time was already working exclusively for Fabergé. Wigström became head workmaster at Fabergé after Perchin's death in 1903. The number of craftsmen in Wigström's workshop diminished drastically with the outbreak of World War I. By 1918, the Revolution forced the complete closing of the House of Fabergé.
Aged 56, Wigström retreated almost empty-handed to his summer house, on Finnish territory, and died there in 1923. His art is similar to Perchin's but tends to be in the Louis XVI, Empire, or neo-classical style.Animals, figures and flowers from that time period were produced under his supervision. The brooch is preserved in excellent original condition.
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