made in St. Petersburg in the 1890s
The rare antique FABERGE button-shaped brooch is centered with a sparkling pink tourmaline that is elegantly complimented by a glossy white enamel background inlaid with channels of rose cut diamonds.
Diameter 26 mm (1 in.)
The cushion cut tourmaline measures 10.65 x 10.53 x 6.75 mm and is approximately 5.23 ct.
Marked on the pin guard with 56 zolotnik Imperial gold standard (14K); on pin – with St. Petersburg assay mark and workmaster’s initials ‘AH’ for August Holmstrom, one of Faberge’s principal jewelers.
The brooch is in a pristine condition.