Russian Metal Artworks

Desktop seal with monogram on the matrix

    Desktop seal with monogram on the matrix

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    August Wilhelm Holmström goldsmith

    Silver; enamel over filigree, champleve enamel, guilloche, carving

    Height 11.0 cm

    Marks: "А.Н"; St. Petersburg coat of arms; "84"


    Silver desktop seal with  conical handle, narrow neck and round base. The monogram "K?” (?) under the noble crown is cut on the matrix. The handle extends upwards. Its surface is decorated with eight small petal flowers and trefoils on guilloche-streaked background and with blue and white narrow enamel bands on the handle top. The seal base is decorated with the ribbon of scanned rings with turquoise enamel on white background.