Russian Gold and Enamel Seal

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reference number: FB_047


gold, enamel

height: 7.3 cm

workmaster’s mark: Latin initials H.W. of Henrik Wigström

gold standard: 56 standard

A gold desk seal of tapering cylindrical shape, enamelled in translucent powder blue over a guilloché ground, with a two-colour gold collar chased with foliate bands and fluting, surmounted with a floral terminal.


Henrik Immanuel Wigström (1862-1923) was Fabergé’s head workmaster between 1903 and 1917, having joined the firm at the age of 22 in 1884 as an assistant to Michael Perchin. His workshop was responsible for most of the firm’s later Easter eggs, as well as a large quantity of superbly crafted enamel, gold and silver objects of art and small jewels.

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