Bonbonniere with poodle. Mosaic: possibly Antonio Aguatti, box: Cartier, mosaic: early 19th century box: 20th century.

Cartier Makers Marks and Information

Information and makers marks of Theo Faberge. Theo Fabergé (London, 26 September 1922 – 20 August 2007) was the grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé. His father Nicholas Fabergé, Carl’s youngest son, arrived in London in 1906 to help run the only branch of ‘The House of Fabergé’ outside Russia, in Dover Street, London.

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The Trafalgar Egg, An enamel, silver-gilt and parcel-gilt metal commemorative egg

Theo Faberge

Information and makers marks of Theo Faberge. Theo Fabergé (London, 26 September 1922 – 20 August 2007) was the grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé. His father Nicholas Fabergé, Carl’s youngest son, arrived in London in 1906 to help run the only branch of ‘The House of Fabergé’ outside Russia, in Dover Street, London.

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Thorens disc music box in Italian marquetry casing.

Thorens Music Boxes

Information on Thorens music boxes. Thorens is a Swiss manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. They are historically renowned for the range of phonographs (turntables) they produce. In 1883, the Thorens family business was first registered in Sainte-Croix (Ste-Croix), Vaud, Switzerland by Hermann Thorens.

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Fred Zimbalist, Swiss music box in the form of the Taj Mahal

Fred Zimbalist Music Boxes

Information on Fred Zimbalist. Fred Zimbalist was born in Russia in 1909. He founded the Zimbalist Music Box Company and operated out of Cleveland, Ohio.  Fred Zimbalist made unique nickel silver plated pieces which were hand-tooled in India. Each piece was unique. He died in 2003

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A gold and enamel snuff box, Moulinié, Bautte & Cie

Jean-Francois Bautte

Information and makers marks for Jean-Francois Bautte. Jean-François Bautte came from a family of modest workmen. Very soon an orphan, he was placed in an apprenticeship at the age of 12, i.e. in 1784, and was trained in the different trades of being a case fitter, engraver, watchmaker, jeweller, and goldsmith.

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Tiffany Studios A RARE "SCARAB" STAMP BOX

Tiffany Studios Information

Information on Tiffany Studios and Tiffany Studios Makers Marks. Although Louis Comfort Tiffany’s company is best known by the name of Tiffany Studios, his vast creative enterprise operated under various names through the years.

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Italian Gilt and Enameled Metal Micromosaic Trinket Box

Cesare Roccheggiani

Cesare Roccheggiani is presumably the member of the family of mosaicists whose name is recorded in the lid of the case since he is the only member with the initial ‘C’. The only published document referring to Cesare is dated 1859, when he is mentioned in a bill of payment in the archives of the Vatican Mosaic Factory at St Peter’s.

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C.F. Monroe Kelva Glass Collars & Cuffs Box

C. F. Monroe Company

Information and makers marks for the C. F. Monroe Co. The C.F. Monroe Co. operated a glass manufacturing and decorating factory from 1880 to 1916 in Meridian, Connecticut. Its three primary products were “Wave Crest”, “Nakara” and “Kelva” decorated art glass wares.

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Murano Cased Art Glass Casket Box w/ Brass Trim.

Murano Glass Maker Information

Information on Murano glass including makers mark / label. Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass

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