Anders Johan Nevalainen, St. Petersburg, Length 200 mm, circa 1880
A decorative silver chatelaine with gems and pearls - with original box
Case: silver, hallmarked: 84 zolotniki (875 silver), town mark St. Petersburg last quarter 19th century, master’s mark "AN" (Anders Johan Nevalainen).
Hinged clip with a turban-wearing head, three chains with lavishly chased foliage ornamentation and pendants showing folded hands; middle chain with putto and scroll. Gemstones: rock crystal, yellow quartz and garnet. Coloured stones and pearls.
Anders Johan Nevalainen
Nevalainen was born in Finland in 1858. He went to St. Petersburg in 1876 for his apprenticeship and subsequent training and became master in 1885. Nevalainen worked for Fabergé, where he produced small gold and silver objects.
Source: Slavisches Institut Munich, "Verzeichnis der russischen Gold- und Silbermarken", Munich 1971, p. 68
Case: very good