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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 247

    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 NUMBER 59691

    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 number 59691
    Rectangular, enameled in translucent strawberry red over a wavy guilloché ground, centering an oval aperture within a dot and dash border, enclosing a photograph of Marina Chaliapin, the corners with reserves enameled in translucent white over a wavy guilloché ground applied with gold berried laurel branches, alternating with applied gold rosettes, all within an egg and dart border, with a tied ribbon crest, on toupie feet, with gold openwork strut and ivory backing, in an A La Vieille Russie case, marked on edge of frame and strut
    4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct scratched inventory number appears to be 59691, not 59697, as printed in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Fabergé, a Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Design, April 22-May 21, 1983, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1983, No. 80, p. 49, 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. 80.