A pair of Fabergé diamond-set gold and enamel Imperial presentation cufflinks, Saint Petersburg, 1899-1904. Both links formed as a pierced and engraved gold Imperial eagle centered with an Old European cut diamond in a shield-shaped mount, set on a circular mount enameled opalescent white over an engine-turned ground, connected with closed hinged clips of gold, struck with obscured maker’s marks and later French control marks for imported gold items. Dia. of links 9/16 in. (1.5 cm). Width of entire cufflink: ¾ in. (1.9 cm).
A similar pair of cufflinks from the workshop of Fabergé workmaster Alfred Thielemann with a bar toggle and red enamel mount were sold by Sotheby’s London, June 8, 2011, lot 544.
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