Russian Silver Panagia of Tikhvin Mother of God | 4407
A RUSSIAN GOLD PECTORAL PANAGIA-WITH PRECIOUS STONES.
Workmaster Carl Blank, St. Petersburg 1908-1917.
In the center of the gold frame is the oval enamel icon (finift) of Tikhvin Mother of God (Odigitria). The frame and the crown on the top is decorated with inset precious stones: sapphire, rubies and diamonds. At the bottom is a sapphire and diamond pendant. On the reverse of the Panagia is the engraved image of The Crucifixion on the oval gold plate. The Panagia is in a fitted box.
Hallmarked St. Petersburg, Imperial warrant and gold 56 (585/1000 gold)
Makers mark CB, Carl Blank.
Literature: History Faberge.
Bibliography: Fr. P. Birbaum, S. Petersburg 1993 ''History of Faberge Firm''
Karl Blank worked 1885 - 1917, St. Petersburg, from 1892 to 1911 worked together with
K. Gann, performing orders of the Imperial Cabinet and for the company Faberge.
Since 1911, he independently executes all orders of the Imperial Cabinet, mainly diamond order insignia, status-ladies and maid of honor, Panagia, pectoral crosses.
All orders for the Cabinet K. Blank executes in the highest degree conscientiously and comparatively cheaply, being an exemplary supplier.
Appraiser of the Imperial Cabinet since February 1915, hereditary, honorary citizen. On the account form of K. Blanc in April 1917, two State Emblems: one for the exhibition in 1896, the second - as an appraiser of the Cabinet.