Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

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

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

    Russia, Saint-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 seal made of nephrite with four-sided grip with bevelled corners and rectangular base, framed by a stripe 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 seal is stored in the authentic box with the Cyrillic inscription on the lid inner surface: "ИМПЕРАТОРСКАЯ ГРАНИЛЬНАЯ ФАБРИКА ВЪ ПЕТЕРГОФЕ".

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