Peter Carl Fabergé / Hand Seal / 1904-1908Peter Carl Fabergé
Hand Seal

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Creator Name: Fabergé, Peter Carl
Creator Qualifier: Firm of
Creator Nationality: European; Eastern European; Russian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1846 - 1920
Biography: Supplied most of the gifts exchanged by relatives of the imperial family in Russia, Denmark, Germany, and England for christenings, name days, birthdays, Christmas, and Easter.
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: St. Petersburg, Russia
Creator Death Place: Switzerland
Creator Name-CRT: Peter Carl Fabergé
Creator Name: Armfelt, Karl Gustav Hjalmar
Creator Nationality: European; Scandinavian; Finnish
Creator Role: fabricated by
Biography: by 1895 Armfelt was serving an apprenticeship in St. Peterburg. He returned to Finland in 1916.
Creator Birth Place: Hanko, Finland
Creator Name-CRT: Karl Gustav Hjalmar Armfelt
Title: Hand Seal
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1904
Creation End Date: 1908
Creation Date: 1904-1908
Object Type: Other
Classification Term: Miscellaneous
Materials and Techniques: gold, enamel, purpurine, diamonds
Dimensions: Overall: 4.2cm x 1.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1966.487
Credit Line: The India Early Minshall Collection
Provenance: the letter A engraved on the seal is said to be in the handwriting of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, suggesting that the seal was made for her; India E. Minshall, Cleveland, Ohio.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1966.487
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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