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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame

    MARKED K. FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1896-1908, INDISTINCT SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER

    Price Realised  

    A Two-Color Gold-Mounted Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame
    Marked K. Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1896-1908, indistinct scratched inventory number
    Rectangular, enameled in translucent turquoise over a wavy guilloché ground, centering a conforming aperture enclosing a later photograph of Emperor Nicholas II, applied with a ribbon-tied berried laurel garland suspended from a tied-ribbon crest, the lower corners applied with rosettes, with gold scroll strut and ivory backing, marked on edge of frame and strut
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION