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Wartski

D14

Antique jewelry, works by Carl Fabergé, objets de vertu and antique silver.


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A platinum Winter Jewel for the Winter Show

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Carl Faberge

A snowflake brooch by Carl Faberge entirely diamond-set.

SELECTED ARTWORKS

Carl Faberge

An Ohio-born Greek Princess, and her letter opener

Paul Flato

A rosebud by Paul Flato

An exceptionally articulated snake necklace

In homage to the Californian gold rush

Rene Lalique

A mermaid necklace by Rene Lalique

Marcus & Co.

An Art Nouveau necklace by Marcus & Co.

The first chess match played over a Transatlantic cable

A gem-set tree brooch by Udall and Ballou

DESCRIPTION

Wartski is a family owned business founded in 1865 by Morris Wartski. maternal great great grandfather of the present-day Chairman. Its first shop was located in North Wales and it subsequently opened premises in London. Wartski has specialised in the work of Carl Faberge since the 1920's and over the years has owned 13 of the famous Imperial Easter eggs. Known for its academic research and scholarly publications, the firm also focuses on 19th and 20th century jewellers including Castellani, Melillo, Giuliano, Fontenay, Boucheron, Falize, Rene Lalique, Lacloche, Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels. It has organised a number of exhibitions devoted to specific jewellers as well as artistic movements, ranging in subject from Japonisme to its most recent dedicated to Engraved Gems from Antiquity to the nineteenth century.