A FABERGÉ SILVER AND ENAMEL PERSONAL ICON OF A GUARDIAN ANGEL, MOSCOW, 1899-1908 |
18,000 - 24,000 USD
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- silver, enamel
in the Neo-Russian style, the shaped triangular frame enameled with blue matte enamel with filigree scroll and bead flowers, the face and clothing of the angel delicatedly rendered in painted and champlevé enamels; shown half-length holding a cross and an orb, all set against a polished gilt ground; the reverse with the prayer Spasi i sokhrani in blue champlevé, with engraved Cyrillic inscription Christmas Eve 1909; hinged, with a small suspension piece, struck K. Faberge in Cyrillic with Imperial warrant, 88 standard
For two comparable pendant icons by Fabergé, both commissioned by Felix Count Sumarokov Elston, Prince Yusupov (1856-1928), see the icon of the Mother of God, sold Sotheby's London, 1 December 2010, lot 647 and an icon of Christ Pantocrator illustrated by G. von Habsburg, Fabergé, Munich, 1986, p. 133 and A.K. Snowman, Carl Fabergé, New York, 1983, p. 25.