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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 239

    A silver-mounted guilloché enamel wooden photograph frame

    BY FABERGÉ

    Price Realised  

    A silver-mounted guilloché enamel wooden photograph frame
    by Fabergé
    Rectangular, with stylized foliage mounts enclosing a border of translucent mauve enamel over a moiré ground, the rectangular bezel surmounted by ribbon-tied festoons and swags, set into a plain wooden frame, shaped wooden strut, enclosing a photograph under glass of Prince Konstantin Radziwill with a dedication on the middle left dated 1916, apparently unmarked
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high
    The inscription on the photograph reads: 'For my Little Anka Constantin Petrograd 1916'


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    Prince Konstantin Radziwill (1850-1920) married Louise Blanc, heir to the famous 'The best casino de Monte Carlo'.

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    Provenance

    Prince Konstantin Radziwill. Anna-Marie Radziwill (Prince Radziwill's niece). Then by direct descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this item should to be described as:
    Faberge,apparently unmarked

    Provenance:
    By family repute the sitter is representing Prince Radziwill.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY