20 May 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF GRAND DUKE GEORGE MIKHAILOVICH
A SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS (ANTTI) NEVALAINEN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1899-1904, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 9164
Heart-shaped, the body enameled in translucent pink over a wavy guilloché ground, centering an oval aperture enclosing a photograph of Princess Nina Georgievna, within a silver border surmounted by a silver-gilt ribbon crest, with silver back and scroll strut, marked on back and strut
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
Purchased by Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918) from Fabergé's St. Petersburg branch on 16 July, 1907 for 140 rubles.
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919) and Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940).
Princess Nina Georgievna Chavchavadze (1901-1974).
Prince David Pavlovich Chavchavadze (1924-2014).
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