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Bolin, like Fabergé, established its reputation supplying the Russian Imperial court. The firm traces its origins to 1791, with a leading St. Petersburg jeweler of the Imperial court. Swedish-born Carl-Edward Bolin married the jeweler’s daughter and took over the enterprise in the 1830s. The following decade, his brother Henrik opened a Moscow workshop. In 1916 a Stockholm branch opened and Bolin was appointed Jeweler to the Swedish Court, a position that continues to the present day. The Russian workshops were forced to close following the Revolution and operations were consolidated in Stockholm. (See: Graham Hughes, Modern Silver Throughout the World 1880-1967, 1967, pp. 23-29)
33in. (82.8cm.) long; 413oz. (12,851gr.)
Graham Hughes, Modern Silver Throughout the World, 1880-1967, 1967, page 26, figure 33 and illustrated on the cover.