An Extremely Rare Antique Russian Archaeological Revival Jeweled Gold Bangle Bracelet by Peter Carl Faberge
St Petersburg, circa 1885
Marked with 56 zolotnik Imperial gold standard (14K), St. Petersburg assay mark and workmasters initials of August Holmstrom.
The bracelet is centered with an 8 mm natural pearl surrounded by 9 antique cushion cut diamonds (approximately 3.50 ct total weight).
The gold surface has a matte finish and applied with ancient Greek-style delicate wirework and granulation. The wirework is similar to Western European Victorian era Etruscan revival gold work.
Here is a piece from Russian NIVA magazine of the period:
“Faberge, whose workshop exists since 1842, was able to train several workmasters within the last 12 years, who under his leadership, were able to produce a whole collection of jewelry in the Greek style for the Moscow exhibition, which raised public attention and was praised by Their Majesties. Her Majesty made Faberge happy by buying a pair of Greek-style cufflinks”.