FABERGE - RUSSIAN ORDER of St. ANNE 2nd CLASS with SWORDS. A Russian Imperial Order of St. Anne - Second Class Cross, in GOLD and enamels, with SWORDS. Hallmarked'56' for gold content and workmaster's mark'BA' in Cyrillic (Johann Victor Aarne) under enamel, with ORIGINAL ribbon.
Johan Victor Aarne was a Faberge workmaster in 1880 - 1904. For sample we put a screenshot from Sotheby's about two stamps together -'BA' and' FABERGE' - please see the image. SIZE : 44 x 49 mm (1 7/8" x 2"). It is a great INVESTMENT.HISTORY of SALES : A few years ago Order of St. 2nd Class Order of St. PAY in PARTS : You can pay for any item during 2 - 3 months. Just make a deposit 10% and the item will wait for you. WORKMASTER : Johan Victor Aarne - Faberge workmaster marks J. A and BA - active 1880 - 1904 Johan Victor Aarne was a gold - and silversmith in Imperial Russia and Finland who worked for Faberge. Born in Tampere, Finland in 1863, he was the son of church sexton Johan Lindstrom. He completed his apprenticeship with Johan Erik Hellsten, a goldsmith in Tampere, and became a journeyman in Hameenlinne in 1880. For the next ten years, between 1880 and 1890, he worked for Faberge in August Wilhelm Holmstrom's workshop. In 1891 he moved to St. Petersburg to work exclusively for Faberge until 1904. His workshop was at 58 Demidov Cross - Street/Ekatarinski Canal.
His Cyrillic signature, BA, can be found on enameled gold and silver articles from this time period. After the turn of the century his workshop employed twenty journeymen and three apprentices. At that time his signature was J.
He died in 1934 in Vyborg. WIKIPEDIA : Peter Carl Faberge, also known as Karl Gustavovich Faberge was a Russian jeweller best known for the famous Faberge eggs made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials. He's the founder of the famous jewelry legacy House of Faberge.
The House of Faberge is a jewelry firm founded in 1842 in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia, by Gustav Faberge, using the accented name Faberge, Gustav's sons Peter Carl Faberge and Agathon Faberge, and grandsons followed him in running the business until it was nationalised by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The item "EXTREMELY RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ORDER of St. ANNE 2nd CLASS with SWORDS" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Medals, Pins & Ribbons".
The seller is "ww2_army" and is located in Blaine, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.