A SILVER-GILT GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL MINIATURE FRAME
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A SILVER-GILT GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL MINIATURE FRAME

MARKED FABERGÉ AND WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JOHAN VICTOR AARNE, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 3083

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A SILVER-GILT GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL MINIATURE FRAME
marked Fabergé and with the workmaster's mark of Johan Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 3083
Of rectangular form with cut corners, the pyramidal sloping frame of translucent mauve guilloché enamel enclosing a photograph of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna holding her daughter Grand Duchess Tatiana, within a gold dot and dash border, surmounted by a ribbon crest, with scroll strut, marked on rim and strut
2¼in. (5.7cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's Geneva, 11 May 1982, lot 248 A La Vieille Russie
Literature
Forbes, C. & Tromeur-Brenner, R. Fabergé, The Forbes Collection, New York, 1999, p. 123, ill. p. 122
von Habsburg, G. Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, no. 695, p. 273, ill.
Exhibited
New York, A La Vieille Russie, Fabergé, 1983, no. 75, p. 46, ill. p. 73 Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Fabergé, The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1984, no. 62 Lugano, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Fabergé Fantasies from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1987, no, 43, p. 64, ill. p. 65 Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Fabergé, Orfèvre à la Cour des Tsars, 1987, no. 43, pp. 43-44
Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Tsar, 1997, no. 113, p. 151, ill.
North Carolina, Biltmore Estate, The Glitter and the Gold, 1998, no cat.
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