PENDANT in 56 zolotniks (583 thousandths)...
PENDANT in 56 zolotniks (583 thousandths) yellow gold and silver in the shape of a heart, with an openwork and chased decoration of foliage set with diamonds of old sizes, topped with a cushion diamond weighing about 1.5 carats, surrounding in the centre a large cordiform aquamarine of about 100 carats, the belly adorned with a shuttle diamond.
St. Petersburg, 1899-1908.
Goldsmith: Sophia SCHWAN, most probably for the House of BOLIN.
H_7.5 cm W_5.5 cm
Aquamarine: H_34.7 cm W_37.1 cm D_17.0 mm
Gross weight: 60.3 g.
Sophia Ivanovna SCHWAN succeeded her late husband Robert Friedrichovich Schwan (?-1896), a leading goldsmith and jeweller who worked almost exclusively for the famous jewellery house Bolin, supplier to the Russian Imperial Court since 1839 and Fabergé's great rival in St. Petersburg.
A Russian early 20th century aquamarine and diamond during