Josef Hoffmann, Tobacco case for Otto Primavesi, Vienna, 1912. Execution: Wiener Werkstatte. Gold; lapis lazuli, pearl, turquoise, coral, opal, cornelian, and other semiprecious stones. Private collection. Courtesy Neue Galerie New York. View 2.
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
The oval gold locket enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th century, Cameo: second half of the 16th century.
1903 The Royal Danish egg (also known as the Danish Jubilee egg) is a jewelled enameled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented the egg to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. One of eight Fabergé eggs that are currently lost, it is one of two eggs whose existence is known only from a single photograph,
Faberge Garnet and Diamond Brooch by August Holmstrom: A Faberge gold and gem-set brooch, workmaster August Holmstrom, St Petersburg, circa 1900. Diamond shape cabochon garnet within a white gold frame and bowknot set with diamonds. Width: 1 1/8″, Height 3/4″.