Russian Enamel

Miniature card stand

    Miniature card stand

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Fabergé firm, Henrik Wigström workshop

    Multicolor gold, silver; enamel over guilloche, forge-rolling

    4.0 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

    Marks: "ФАБЕРЖЕ"; "H.W."; certification mark of St. Petersburg District Assay office for details in 1908-1917; alloy “88”


    Silver business card stand, made in the form of two standing vertically rectangular plates fixed on oval base with four corrugated ball-shaped supports with golden loop between them. The plates and the base are covered with gray-lilac translucent enamel over guilloche background. The rims of the base and plates are framed with the stripes of forge-rolled pattern: small balls and curls on the plates and ornately shaped leaves on the base (stylized lotus leaves). The external sides of the plates are decorated with onlay rose garlands of roses. The garlands are suspended on ribbons with bows from of four-color gold.
    The card stand is realized in the style of Louis XVI and was created, probably, for the London branch of the Fabergé firm, which operated from 1903 to 1915.