Superb rose brooch, St Petersburg circa 1895. Maker’s mark of A. Tillander (active 1860-1917). The independent jewelry firm of Alexander Edvard Tillander (father) and Alexander Theodor Tillander (son). In 1918, the family business re-opened in Helsinki, Finland, and is still in existence today.
A large number of pieces by Tillander were exhibited in the Fabergé exibition in the V&A museum in 2022.
Exceptional quality, and wonderfully rendered. Perhaps the highest quality goldsmithing we have ever had. This brooch is simply perfect. 4.5cm tall.