18 April 2008
Property from a California Private Collection
A Large Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Photograph Frame
Marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, 1896-1904, scratched inventory number 7527
Rectangular with outset corners, enameled in translucent royal blue over a wavy guilloché ground within a beaded border, applied with cast and chased openwork foliate motifs in the Old Russian style, with stepped bezel now enclosing a mirror, with scroll strut, in a fitted Wartski case, marked on lower rim and strut
14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high, 10 in. (24 cm.) wide
With Wartski, London, 1967.
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The present frame was illustrated in a Wartski advertisement in The Connoisseur, August 1967, Vol. 165, No. 666.
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