Lapidary Works of Art

Desktop signet with the Golitsyn family coat of arms (in authentic box)

    Desktop signet with the Golitsyn family coat of arms (in authentic box)

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    late 19th century

    Peterhoff Imperial Lapidary Factory

    Nephrite, gold, enamel; enamel over guilloche, carving, finishing, polishing

    Height 3.7 cm

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    Desktop signet made of nephrite with four-sided handle with bevelled corners and rectangular base, framed by a strip of transparent red enamel over guilloche background. The Princes’ Golitsyn family coat of arms, enlisted in the first volume of "The General Armorial of the Russian Empire Noble Families" (GA, Volume I, p. 2) is on the matrix.

    The signet is stored in authentic box with the Cyrillic inscription on the lid inner surface: "ИМПЕРАТОРСКАЯ ГРАНИЛЬНАЯ ФАБРИКА ВЪ ПЕТЕРГОФЕ".

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