Carl Fabergé (St. Petersburg 1846-1920 Lausanne), Dessert set. By workmaster Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. A La Vieille Russie, Inc (stand 110). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015)
Twelve forks and twelve knives set with gilded silver blades and tines feature handles from traditional Japanese kozuka, the handle of a small utility knife. Knives 20.3 cm. Forks 19.7 cm
Provenance: Workmaster Julius Rappoport. St. Petersburg, ca. 1890.
Hair ornament, France, circa 1855. A La Vieille Russie, Inc (stand 110). TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015)
Diamond cornflower hair ornament, set en tremblant, with three detachable, articulated en pampille diamond strands, and mounted in gold and silver on a three-pronged comb. Length 10.2 cm. Diamonds circa 22 cts.
A La Vieille Russie specialises in European and American antique jewellery, gold snuff boxes, and objets de vertu. Goldsmith and jeweller Carl Fabergé was a client, and today we are recognized as international experts on his works. A La Vieille Russie also deals in Russian decorative arts, including silver, porcelain and enamel, as well as Russian paintings and icons. We maintain a strong exhibition schedule, including the seminal 500-piece loan exhibition of Fabergé in 1983. A La Vieille Russie was founded in Kiev, moved to Paris at the time of the Russian Revolution, and ultimately to New York.
A La Vieille Russie, Inc. Director: Paul Schaffer