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    Sale 7461

    Russian Works of Art Including The Rothschild Fabergé Egg

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    Silver and guilloché enamel photograph frame

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VICTOR AARNE, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1885, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 1147

    Price Realised  

    Silver and guilloché enamel photograph frame
    marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, circa 1885, with scratched inventory number 1147
    The oval frame with conforming seed-pearl bezel, surrounded by a band of translucent blue enamel over radiating wavy ground, with gadrooned border, surmounted by a ribbon, ivory back with shaped scroll strut, marked on the rim and strut, in original fitted wooden case, stamped in the cover in Russian 'K. Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow' with the Imperial warrant
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 17 December 1982, lot 87. The British Ambassador to St. Petersburg, circa 1900. Thence by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the back of this frame is not ivory as stated in the catalogue and does not require a CITES licence for export purposes.