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A Royal Christmas

The first official publication to explore the fascinating Christmas traditions of royalty past and present


Holly sprig

c. 1908

Rock crystal, gold, nephrite, purpurine | 14.1 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 40501

Of the eight flowers in the Royal Collection which are marked, six bear Wigström’s mark. This holly plant was purchased by Mrs George Keppel on a visit to Fabergé’s London branch with Edward VII in 1908. Mark of Henrik Wigström; gold mark of 72 zolotniks (1896-1908); Fabergé in Cyrillic characters Text adapted from Fabergé in the Royal Collection
  • Fabergé maker's mark: surname 'FABERGÉ' in Cyrillic characters (articles made in his workshops or retailed by him in St. Petersburg).

    H.W. [mark of Henrik Wigström]

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