VICTOR MAYER, FABERGÉ 18K GOLD PILL BOX & STAND
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The Fabergé empire, synonymous with luxury and best known for the production of the Imperial Easter Eggs, began with Gustav Fabergé, an Estonian who trained as a Goldsmith in St Petersburg. His son, Peter Carl Fabergé became a well-respected restorer after embarking upon a Grand Tour of Europe and receiving training from Goldsmiths in Germany, France and England. Having taken a keen interest in the family business, he restored masterpieces that resided in the Hermitage Museum. He began studying and specialising in the rare and forgotten art of gilding.
Carl began to experiment with the use of colour, not only through precious stones within the designs but also reviving the lost art of enamelling - fusing glass to metal. The technique most regularly used within the Fabergé designs is known as guilloché enamel dating back to around 1770. The manufacturing process is to intricately etch a design, often intersecting or spirograph-like into the base metal and then to flood the area with a translucent, coloured enamel.
In 1990, Victor Mayer & Co were commissioned exclusively to resume manufacture of original Fabergé objects of art. They were entrusted with this honour because of their vast expertise in traditional techniques of manufacture.
This Fabergé piece exudes opulence, with the 18k yellow gold wirework and body of the box contrasting beautifully with the rich green guilloche enamelling. The mounting of sixteen rubies and twelve diamonds is a testament to traditional Fabergé designs, adding further flourishes of colour. The pill box is number 39 from a limited edition of 100. The stand is numbered 20/300; both are impressed with ‘FABERGÉ’ and a ‘750’ hallmark.
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