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Exhibitor Details

Stand C1

  • Contact details

    14 Grafton Street
    London, W1S 4DE
    United Kingdom
    T  +44 20 74 93 11 41
    F  +44 20 74 09 74 48



  • category

    Antique jewellery, works of art by Carl Fabergé, objets de vertu and antique silver

  • Overview

    Founded : 1865

    Directors: Geoffrey Munn, Katherine Purcell, Kieran McCarthy

    Member : B.A.D.A. (The British Antique Dealers Association)

    Exhibitors :

    Wartski is a family business, specializing in works of art by Carl Fabergé, antique jewellery, silver and objets de vertu. It was founded by Morris Wartski in Poland in 1865, and was moved to Bangor in 1895. In 1910, Wartski flourished in the seaside town of Llandudno and its colourful clientele included King Edward VII and the 5th Marquis of Angelsey, also known as the ‘Dancing Marquis’.
    After the establishment of two branches in Llandudno by 1895, a third was opened in London in 1911. It was with Morris Wartski’s son in law, Emanuel Snowman, that the firm began its long association with the work of Carl Fabergé. Snowman was one of a pioneering few who made purchases from the Soviet Government department, known as the Antiquariat, between 1927 until 1933. These included a variety of precious objects including the gold chalice given by Catherine The Great to the Cathedral of St. Aleksandr Nevskii Lavra. Amongst these transactions were numerous masterpieces by Fabergé, including a dozen of the now famous Imperial Easter Eggs.
    Since the early 1950’s, Wartski has built a reputation for scholarship within the trade. The late A Kenneth Snowman published several books on Carl Faberge, goldsmith’s work and jewellery and Geoffrey Munn, Katherine Purcell and Kieran McCarthy maintain this tradition.
    Wartski has had a long association with the Royal family and hold the warrants of Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince of Wales.

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