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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    A Gold-Mounted Wooden Picture Frame

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST.PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, THE MINIATURE BY JOHANNES ZEHNGRAF

    Price Realised  

    A Gold-Mounted Wooden Picture Frame
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Michael Perchin, St.Petersburg, circa 1890, the miniature by Johannes Zehngraf
    Square with cut corners, the wood frame mounted with a gold aperture in the shape of a porthole on a swivel hinge, enclosing a portrait miniature of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich, the back of the frame with a wood strut and inscription in Russian, 'From Sandro 1894,' marked on mounts, the portrait signed on the left border 'Zehngraf'
    4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) high
    Please see note for lot 157 in present sale


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    Provenance

    Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich.
    Prince Nikita Alexandrovich Romanov.
    Prince Alexandre Nikitich Romanov.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE