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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 288

    A Silver-Gilt Mounted Guilloché Enamel Picture Frame

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VICTOR AARNE, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 5968

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    A Silver-Gilt Mounted Guilloché Enamel Picture Frame
    Marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, circa 1890, scratched inventory number 5968
    Rectangular, enameled in translucent pink over a sunburst guilloché ground, centering a seed pearl-set oval aperture, all within a reeded foliate chased border, set with rosettes at the corners, surmounted by a tied ribbon crest, with silver scroll strut, marked on lower edge and strut
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, October 22, 2002, Lot 341.