• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    A Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame

    MARKED K. FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS NEVALAINEN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908

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    Estimate

    A Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame
    Marked K. Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Anders Nevalainen, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
    Rectangular, enameled in translucent pale blue over a wavy guilloché ground, centering a conforming aperture within a beaded border, enclosing a photograph of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, all within a ribbon-tied reeded border, with later silver-gilt back, strut and suspension loop, marked on borders, the back and strut with French hallmarks
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    A La Vieille Russie, New York.
    Purchased from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum and The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, New York, A La Vieille Russie, 1983, p. 44, No. 64, illustrated; p. 45.


    Exhibited

    New York, A La Vieille Russie, Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum and The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, April 22-May 21, 1983, No. 64.