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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 227

    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MIKHAIL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBERS 14534 AND 7245

    Price Realised  

    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Mikhail Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890, scratched inventory numbers 14534 and 7245
    Rectangular, enameled in translucent yellow over a wavy guilloché ground, centering a conforming seed pearl-set aperture enclosing a later photograph of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, all within a laurel-chased two-color gold border, set with rosettes at the corners, with gold lyre-form strut and ivory backing, marked on edge of frame and strut
    3 15/16 in (10 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Purchased A La Vieille Russie, New York, 1960s.
    By direct descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    Fabergé, a Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Design, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1983, p. 45, No. 71, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Fabergé, a Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Design, April 22-May 21, 1983, No. 71.