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A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMELLED PHOTOGRAPH-FRAME
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A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMELLED PHOTOGRAPH-FRAME

MARK OF K. PEISAKHOVICH, 3RD ARTEL, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMELLED PHOTOGRAPH-FRAME
MARK OF K. PEISAKHOVICH, 3rd ARTEL, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
Shaped rectangular, on two bracket feet, the pink enamel with ribbon-tied laurel mounts and beaded pear-shaped bezel, marked on lower rim, side and strut, 9.3 cm. high, in pink leather case, the cover applied with a crowned M, the fitted interior with inscription : 'From the Maharajah & Maharani of Bikaner, 1937', the interior cover with the retailers stamp 'Wartski 138, Regent Street, London, W.1. and Llandudno.'
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Presented by the Maharajah and Maharani of Bikaner in 1937.
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The Maharajah Ganga Singh (1880-1943) succeeded his father in 1887 at a similar age to the young Princess at the time of the coronation of her father, H.M. King George VI, on 12 May 1937.

For a shaped combined clock and frame of similar but more elaborate style, by the 3rd Artel, see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé, London, 1988, no.612, containing a photograph of Queen Eleonora of Bulgaria, born Princess Reuss-Köstritz (second wife of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria).

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