Friday, March 13, 2015

Fabergé Friday

Today's Fabergé object is a pair of rare cufflinks. They were made by workmaster August Hollming, in 1911!

The cufflinks are shaped like teardrops, and their surfaces are layered with matte finish platinum-silver alloy. They are set with cabochon chrysoprase gems, from which leads a band of rose-cut diamonds. The length of the cufflinks is 3/4'' (1.9 cm), and in 1911 they were bought by Mrs Claude Watney for £14. When they were sold at a Sotheby's auction not long ago, they went for £32,450...

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