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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MIKHAIL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

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    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Mikhail Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
    Square, enameled in translucent pale blue over a wavy sunburst guilloché ground, centering a circular seed pearl-set aperture issuing applied gold sunrays, all within a laurel-chased two-color gold border, set with rosettes at the corners, with gold scroll strut and ivory backing, marked on edge of frame and strut
    3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm.) high


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    A comparable photograph frame is preserved in the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia. See P. Lesley, Fabergé: A Catalog of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Russian Imperial Jewels, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, pp. 102-103, No. 211, illustrated.

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    Provenance

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