Wartski

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Wartski is a family business specialising in works of art by Carl Fabergé, antique jewellery, silver and objets de vertu. It was founded by Morris Wartski in 1865 and its first known premises was located in Bangor, North Wales. By 1907 two shops had been established in Mostyn Street in the fashionable seaside town of Llandudno. Wartski thrived under the patronage of King Edward VII and a colourful clientele including the 5th Marquess of Anglesey, also known as the ‘Dancing Marquess’.

In 1911, Emanuel Snowman, Morris Wartski’s son in law, opened a third branch in London. It was then 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 Carl 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 Kenneth Snowman published several books on Carl Fabergé, goldsmiths' work and jewellery and Katherine Purcell, Kieran McCarthy and Thomas Holman 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.

FOUNDED :1865

DIRECTORS: Thomas Holman Kieran McCarthy Katherine Purcell
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A Carved Rock Crystal, Enamel and Gem-set Bonbonniere
Carl Fabergé

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A Gold Demi-Parure in the Archaeological Taste
Eugène Fontenay

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A Sardonyx Cameo of Leda and the Swan
Antonio Berini

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A Pair of Antique Gold 'Cocottes' Earrings

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A Jewelled and Enamelled Dragonfly Brooch
Frederic Boucheron

Price: POA

An Imperial Enamelled Silver-gilt Presentation Case
Carl Fabergé

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An Antique Diamond set Corsage

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A Sixteenth Century Silver Pomander

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A Brown Sard Intaglio of the Goddess Diana
Giovanni Pichler

Price: POA

A Platinum mounted Fire Opal and Diamond Necklace

Price: POA

An Art Deco Diamond and Gem-set Brooch

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Hardstone Cameo Ring from the Marlborough Collection

Price: POA

A Enamelled Gold and Gem-set Bracelet
Augusto Castellani

Price: POA

An Antique Gold and Jewelled Vine Brooch
Fonseque et Olive

Price: POA

A Pair of Pearl and Diamond Earrings
Robert Koch

Price: POA

A Hardstone Cameo of Medusa, mounted in gold brooch
Jules Wièse

Price: POA

An Imperial Carved Nephrite and Gem-set Paperknife
Carl Fabergé

Price: POA

CONTACT DETAILS

60 St James's Street

SW1A 1LE

London

United Kingdom

+44 20 74 93 11 41

wartski@wartski.com
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