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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 444

    A silver-mounted wooden frame with miniature


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    A silver-mounted wooden frame with miniature
    By Fabergé, St. Petersburg, circa 1915
    Rectangular, birch-wood frame, containing the miniature by V. I. Zuev depicting Mrs Edla Nobel, the oval apperture with beaded border surmounted by a ribbon-tie and flanked by laurel wreaths, apparently unmarked
    3 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) high

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    Mrs Edla Nobel (1848-1921) née Collin was the second wife of Ludvig Nobel (1831-1888).

    Vasilii I. Zuev (1870-1917) replaced Johaness Zehngraf as a chief miniature painter for the Imperial court. Between 1908-1917 he worked for the firm of Fabergé producing miniature portraits of members of the Royal family on enamel and ivory.
    For a similar frame see the exhibition catalogue Karl Fabergé Goldsmith to the Tsar, National Museum, Stockholm, June-October 1997, p. 165, illustrated p. 135.

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