Pair of Photograph Frames Silver 84, Nevalainen, signed. Tropic Wood, Workmaster Anders (Antti) Nevalainen.
Petersburg, circa 1900 In Neoclassical style, the wood panels applied with chased stylized silver decorations every applied part marked (except two round ones) Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.1 x 1.4 cm. (8.8 x 5.5 x 0.5) Inner dimensions: 13 x 8.3 cm. (5.1 x 3.2) Markers mark: A. N (Anders Nevalainen) Postnikova-Losseva, p.
187, # 1482 Mark of Faberge, p. 183, #1320 Hallmark of St. (13.8 x 10.5 cm) Condition: light wear The glass is not of the time, the supports were replaced, they are not original, ca.
Faberge was always interested in the aesthetic qualities of wood and the overall decorative appeal it provided to his objects. Over 20 different varieties of indigenous and tropical woods Faberges workshops were known to have used. Petersburg workshop was particularly well known for its skillful mounting of beautifully figured woods.
On the firms designs in wood, see Kieran McCarthy, Forgotten Faberge, The Antique Dealers and Collectors Guide, May-June 2004, pp. Petersburg in 1875 as a journeyman. He began his career as a goldworker, then became a master goldsmith, and was soon employed by August Holmstrom.
Eventually, he opened his own workshop producing exclusively for the firm of Faberge. The item "Faberge Neoclassical Pair of Photograph Frames Silver 84, Nevalainen, signed" is in sale since Monday, October 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "woltrussia" and is located in Tel-Aviv Yafo .This item can be shipped worldwide.