25 October 2000
A small silver-gilt double Photograph frame
marked Fabergé, workmaster Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 5194
The oval bezels of ribbon-tied reeding, joined by a ribbon-tied thyrsus, with ivory backs, supported by a silver scroll strut, marked on lower rim and strut
3in. (7.8cm.) wide
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The above silver-gilt double photograph frame was purchased by Grand Duchess Ksenia Aleksandrovna (daughter of Tsar Alexander III) for 45 roubles on 2nd August 1902.
We are grateful to Valentin Skurlov for researching the above lot.
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