A Fabergé diamond-set gold and silver tie pin, by workmaster Oskar Pihl, circa 1890. The terminal formed as a gold cypher of Alexander III against a silver and gold anchor, to a silver crown surmount with old brilliant and rose-cut diamond detail. | Christies.com #Faberge
A fierce dragon watches menacingly while maintaining a certain regal composure. The jewel is beautifully rendered - note the fine details of the wings, the scales along the neck and body and the expressive features of the head. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
The Victorians loved small jewels populated with fantastic and mythological creatures. This beautifully sculpted stickpin features a winged lion-serpent fiercely guarding a bright blue sapphire. The tail of the lion-serpent flows beneath the sapphire with elegant scrolls and acanthus leaves. Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.