Treiden Russian Imperial-era Gold Enamel Shirt Studs St. Petersburg, 1910
This pair of Russian prerevolutionary gold shirt studs was made in the imperial capital of St. Petersburg, during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II and retailed by the renowned jeweler to the court, Alexander Treiden. Designed as concentric white enamel discs centering a seed pearl and bordered by silver rope rims, the base in of the studs are in 14k yellow gold, and hallmarked. In original fitted retailer’s velvet and silk line morocco leather box, the inside cover stamped in Russian A Treiden Nevskii Prospect 42, St Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, 1908-17.
1/4 in. (.6 cm) diam; 1/4 in. (.6 cm) high.
1.5 dwt gross; 2.4 grams, gross
Alexander Aldolfovich Treiden, (1858–?)
A member of the Union of St. Petersburg Jewelers, head workmaster to the court jeweler Carl Hahn, Treiden created many important imperial presentation pieces for the Romanovs and excelled in gold and enameled objets, including triptychs and kovshs (bowls).
For more information on Treiden, see, Beyond Fabergé: Imperial Russian Jewelry by Marie Betteley and David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Schiffer Publishing, 2020.