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Important Spring Sale presents W.A. Bolin Collection

At this seasons Important Spring Sale, Bukowskis has the honor of presenting W.A. Bolin Collection, a unique group of jewellery and silver objects created by the world-renowned Court Jeweller W.A. Bolin.

The Russo-Swedish family of jewellers started their business in St Petersburg in 1791 and established in Sweden in 1916. Bolin early specialized in jewellery and silver objects of the highest quality and quickly built a reputation as the most prominent jeweller in St Petersburg. The company became known all over Europe and in 1916 the doors opened in Stockholm.

W. A. Bolin continued to be one of Sweden's leading jewellers during the 20th century and, in addition to jewellery, they are also well known for its exclusive enamel work and silver.

Bolin has been appointed Court Jewellers to no less than five Russian tsars, a tsarevna and three Swedish kings. There are parallels between Bolin and Fabergé which are united by a distinct elegance and a high level of craftsmanship.

Bukowskis are delighted to present the Bolin family collection and W.A. Bolin Collection during the Important Spring Sale June 11 – 13.


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Selected Highlights From The Collection


A pair of flamboyant and unusual large silver and cut-glass decanters by Wilhelm Bolin Moscow 1912-1917.

Of baluster form, the bodies cut with a diamond and sunray pattern. The collar and neck mounted with cast and chased accanthus leaves, the handles engraved with twisted leaves, the hinged cover decorated with a naturalistic swan in a humble position, rounded base with scrolls and accanthus leaves. Later hallmarked W.A. Bolin Stockholm 1917 and 1921. Height 38.5 cm.


Important Spring Sale
Catalogue number 457
Estimate 300 000 – 350 000 SEK

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An important brooch with pearls and diamonds, C.E. Bolin, St Petersburg 1899-1908, owner of the workshop Sofia Schwan.

In the shape of an elegant flowering branch. Dimensions ca 10 X 7 cm, weight 42 g. Struck with initials SS for Sofia Schwan, 56 standard. Original case included. The brooch pin can be detached.

Sofia Schwan was one of many women active in the Russian jewellery industry. She inherited the workshop from her husband, Robert Schwan, who was a workmaster for Bolin until his passing in 1895. The ownership gave her the right to use her own mark SS. Under Sofia Schwan's leadership Bolin produced some of the finest jewellery in the collection of the Imperial family.


Important Spring Sale
Catalogue number 488
Estimate 300 000 – 350 000 SEK

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A rare silver and opaque green enamel pill box, Bolin, Moscow 1912-1917.

The box of square form with tapered corners, the silver lid and body covered with matted moss green opaque matted enamel. On the lid applied silver ornaments with a water-spraying mascaron. Later hallmarked W.A. Bolin Stockholm 1917. Dimensions 5.3 x 5.3 cm.


Important Spring Sale
Catalogue number 476
Estimate 25 000 – 30 000 SEK

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The collection will be sold at Important Spring Sale

Viewing June 5 – 10, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open weekdays 11 am – 6 pm, weekends 11 am – 4 pm
Live auction June 11 – 13, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm

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Carl Barkman
Stockholm
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Cecilia Andrén
Stockholm
Cecilia Andrén
Head specialist Jewellery
+46 (0)790 78 03 20
Lisa Gartz
Stockholm
Lisa Gartz
Head Specialist Silver
+46 (0)709 17 99 93
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