St Petersburg, circa 1885
56 zolotnik Imperial gold standard (14K)
The central 8 mm natural pearl is surrounded by 9 antique cushion cut diamonds (approximately 3.50 ct total weight).
The gold bracelet has a matte finish and ancient Greek-style delicate wirework with granulation. The wirework is similar to Western European Victorian era Etruscan revival gold work.
In Russia, Carl Faberge used ancient Greek prototypes from the collection of the Imperial Hermitage that were excavated in the Crimea and the Black Sea area.
Marked with 56 zolotnik Russian Imperial gold standard (14 K) with the arms of St Petersburg (two crossed anchors and a scepter). This type of assay mark was in use between 1882 and 1898.
Master's initials 'AH' for August Holmstrom.
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