28 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 86,900
Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000
A four-colour gold mounted guilloché enamel photograph frame
marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, circa 1890, with scratched inventory number 1119
Of heart-shaped form, enamelled in translucent strawberry red enamel over a sunburst ground and applied with a flower spray beneath the oval beaded bezel, surmounted by ribbon-tied vari-coloured floral garlands, with gardooned rim, ivory back and a silver-gilt scroll strut, marked on rim and strut
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
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For a similar frame in pale blue see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and his world, London, 2000, p.274, no.702.
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