Russia commenced 1830 – 1917
Moscow, Russia, Russia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, boxes, silver-gilt, enamel, diamonds, pearl
Bolin, like its competitor company Fabergé, was a jeweller to the Russian court, specialising in the production of small articles in precious metals and stones. This box is an example of the company’s production in the Art Nouveau style of 1895-1910. Its decoration of intertwined stems and budding flowers determines the organic shape of the lidded box, which opens by pressing on the blister pearl clasp.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design