LETTER OPENER WITH ENAMELED MONOGRAM BY AUGUST HOLLMING. Petersburg 88 Silver Mounted Jade Letter Opener with Enameled Monogram "H II" for the. Last Russian Emperor Nicolas II, with C.
And maker's mark "AH" for August Hollming (Faberge workmaster was active from 1880 -1913). 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) Long x 1" (2.5 cm) Wide. Small damage at the point of blade and near finally.Please see the pictures for details and condition. All items are accurately described to the best of our knowledge and the pictures serve as part of description. Please check my store for other listings.
Reference: August Frederik Hollming (or Golming), Finnish and Russian silver- and goldsmith, Faberge workmaster. He was born in 1854 in Loppi, Finland as a son of a bookkeeper Anders Gustaf Hollming of Loviisa and of Katarina Petterson. Hollming was apprenticed to the goldsmith Karl F. Ekholm in Helsinki at the beginning of the 1870s years.
In 1876 he settled in St. Petersburg and registered as a goldworker. In 1880 he qualified as master and opened his workshop at 35 Kazanskaya Street and was hired by Faberge soon. He had three sons from Erika G.In 1900 the Hollming workshop moved to 24 Bolshaya Morskaya under the same roof as Faberge. In 1913 he ran the workshop together with Otto Hanhinen, his father's assistant. He mainly produced cigarette-cases in silver, gold and enamel, miniature Easter Eggs and small gem-set, enameled jewels such as cuff-links, brooches and pins.
Many times he produced these objects for the House of Faberge. The item "Imperial Russian Silver Mounted Jade Letter Opener by August Hollming" is in sale since Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.
The seller is "sv20000" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.