Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mastery of Design: A Gold Presentation Box Given to Queen Mary

Presentation Box
Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Images Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Designed for Fabergé by Henrik Wigström, 1862-1923, this presentation box of gold, enamel, jasper, and rose-cut diamonds was presented to Queen Mary by the royal family on her birthday, May 26, 1934

This elegant gold box is applied with pale green enamel which has been striped with gold. The lid of the box is set with a panel of jasper on which a vase of flowers--encircled by diamonds and with diamond swags—has been applied.

Queen Mary had an impressive collection of Fabergé and by all accounts loved the gift. 

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