• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    A Three-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame**

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1903, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 5184

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    A Three-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame**
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1903, scratched inventory number 5184
    Rectangular, enameled in translucent white over a sunburst guilloché ground, centering a pearl-set oval aperture, all within a rocaille border hung with and issuing foliate garlands and sprays, with gold scroll strut and ivory backing, in the original silk and velvet lined wood case stamped 'K. Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow' beneath the Imperial warrant, marked on edge of frame and strut
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Kazan Collection of Fabergé, Christie's, New York, April 15, 1997, lot 199.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION