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A JEWELED GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
A JEWELED GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME

MARKED FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1898, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 13390

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A JEWELED GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
MARKED FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1898, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 13390
In the rococo style, the asymmetrical nephrite frame with gold rocaille border set with rose-cut diamond flowers, surmounted by a plaque with the engraved inscription 'Sept. 8th 1898 from V.R.I', the oval aperture with seed pearl set bezel, enclosing an enamel portrait of Queen Louise of Denmark, the back with a scroll strut, marked on reverse and strut
4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high
Provenance
Presented by Queen Victoria to Queen Louise of Denmark (1817-1898).
Property of Queen Anne of Rumania; Sotheby's, Geneva, 12 December 1986, lot 308.
Literature
Géza von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler, New York, 1993, p. 229, no. 77 (illustrated).
Géza von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 134, no. 233 (illustrated).
S. Harrison, et al., Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 186, no. 86 (illustrated).
Exhibited
St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum; Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs; London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler, 1993-1994, no 77.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Center, 2000, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, 9 September 2000 - 18 February 2001, no. 233.
Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique, 19 October 2008-18 January 2009, no. 86.

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