Gold and 4 silver flowers. The maker marked the Brooch two times with letters OP - OSKAR PIHL, workmaster he used to work for FABERGE in MOSCOW branch office. Assayed in the city of Moscow with: Mark of proof 56 - Russian Imperial gold standard Insignia of the city of Moscow.
(5.2 cm) Condition: Worn in good condition, need good cleaning. Old fitted, dark green inside, case included, not sure about originality of the case. For more information, please look at the pictures we provide. Metal: Gold - 56 Size: 2 1/16 or 52 mm Work master: O.Oskar Woldemar Pihl (11 February 1890 in Moscow - 22 August 1959 in Helsinki) was a Finnish silversmith and Fabergé workmaster, born in the Russian Empire, brother of Alma Pihl. Workmaster in August Holmström's workshop, he made small items such as enameled tie pins. Both the grandfather and the grandson were prominent Fabergé workmasters.
Following in his grandfather's footsteps, Oskar learned the trade & became a jeweler, he made small items such as enameled tie pins and brooches. Although he had started his work in Saint-Petersburg, after the Russian Revolution in 1917 he moved to Finland, where he continued his journey as a craftsman.Later on, Oskar Pihl became a designer and an art director at Tillander, Finnish company, that manufactures jewellery, founded in Saint Petersburg and currently based in Turku, Finland. Exquisite pieces of jewellery art, his works were acknowledged all over the world. Oskar Pihl became the knight, first class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland and the knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland, two of the three official orders in Finland.
What is remarkable, the design of that very Order of the Lion badge was created by Oskar Pihl himself. Distinguished pieces of art, created by Oskar Pihl both when working at Fabergé and afterwards are still considered as some of worlds finest jewellery items and treasured by collectors from all over the world. Most often, our merchandise is old and or used. We will try to describe these items to the best of our ability and would not misrepresent anything intentionally.We list the defects, problems and imperfections we see on the items, but we can sometimes overlook something or make a mistake. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Russia".antique" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South Africa, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.