New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
** A TWO-COLOR GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE FRAME WITH PORTRAIT MINIATURE
marked Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890, with scratched inventory number 44966, the miniature by Theodore von Meyendorff
Rectangular, the oval aperture with portrait miniature of a young woman wearing a pearl necklace, signed lower left 'Th. Meyendorff', within beaded bezel in translucent nephrite border, the rim chased and engraved with ribbon-tied laurel leaves and rosettes at the angles, surmounted by ribbon cresting, the oval ivory back with scroll strut, marked on ribbon, the reverse of rim and strut, in velvet and silk-lined wooden box, the cover stamped in Russian 'Fabergé St Petersburg Moscow'
3 1/8in. (8cm.) high
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John Booth, The Art of Fabergé, (New York, 1990), p.170.
M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.45.
Baron Theodore von Meyendorff was born in Russia and is recorded as miniaturist to the Imperial Court, and is later recorded as court miniaturist to the Belgian Royal family and nobility.
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